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Coverage Offered for Bariatric Surgery on Limited Basis to Pennsylvania State Employees

Coverage Offered for Bariatric Surgery on Limited Basis to Pennsylvania State Employees

| March 1, 2018

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) leadership—past and present—on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. […]

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Walter Pories’ Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’ Cartoon Corner

| March 1, 2018

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The Future of Bariatric Surgery: Digitalization, Democratization, and Doctors

The Future of Bariatric Surgery: Digitalization, Democratization, and Doctors

| February 1, 2018

A Message from Dr. John M. Morton John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, One of bariatric surgery’s greatest attributes is its ability to […]

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More than a Word­—Putting Patients First

More than a Word­—Putting Patients First

| February 1, 2018

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. This editorial message was co-written by James Zervios, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Obesity Action Coalition. […]

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The Ultimate Revisional Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Technique

The Ultimate Revisional Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Technique

| February 1, 2018

by Felipe Chaux, MD; Mauricio Franco, MD; and J. Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS Felipe Chaux, MD, Mauricio Franco, MD, and J. Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS, are with the Diabetes Surgery Institute and Centro de Cirugia para la Obesidad in Bogota D.C., Colombia. Dr. Varela is also Chairman of Surgery at HCA and Professor of […]

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Bariatric Center Spotlight: Fairfield County Bariatrics, Southern Connecticut

Bariatric Center Spotlight: Fairfield County Bariatrics, Southern Connecticut

| February 1, 2018

by Abe Fridman, DO, FACS, FASMBS Dr Abe Fridman is a partner at Fairfield County Bariatrics and is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Welcome to Fairfield County Bariatrics Fairfield […]

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Response to ACOEM Guideline Statement on Obesity in Workplace

Response to ACOEM Guideline Statement on Obesity in Workplace

| February 1, 2018

by Shanu N. Kothari, MD, FACS, FASMBS Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin Bariatric Times. 2018;15(2)24 Several years ago, our former CEO hired a senior vice president from a very successful manufacturing business that had nothing to do with healthcare to help run our health system. When challenged […]

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We All Must Confront Obesity, Raise Awareness and Treat Obesity Seriously

We All Must Confront Obesity, Raise Awareness and Treat Obesity Seriously

| January 1, 2018

A Message from Dr. John M. Morton John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Bariatric Times Reader, I want to thank Bariatric Times and my predecessor […]

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A Happy and Healthy 2018: Helping Your Patients Set Realistic Resolutions for the New Year

A Happy and Healthy 2018: Helping Your Patients Set Realistic Resolutions for the New Year

| January 1, 2018

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, FTOS, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania.   Dear Colleagues, First, I’d like to wish everyone a happy 2018! With the beginning of a […]

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Walk from Obesity 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Walk from Obesity 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

| January 1, 2018

Bariatric Times. 2018;15(1):13. The University of Pennsylvania Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program held its first ever Walk for Obesity and Fitness Fun Run event Oct. 8, 2017, at Penn Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to raise awareness for people affected by obesity. The event was done in conjunction with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

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