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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

| May 1, 2016

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to […]

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The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

| May 1, 2016

A Message from Tracy Martinez Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, is Department Editor: Integrated Health Continuing Education, Bariatric Times; Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California. Dear Readers: I am delighted to be the Department Editor of Integrated Health Continuing Education, a new series dedicated to providing accredited activities for integrated health professionals specific […]

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Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

| May 1, 2016

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) by Ofer Fass, BS, BHS […]

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An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| May 1, 2016

by Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS; Tristan McKnight, MS-III; Conor O’Neill, MD Dr. Abu-Jaish is from The University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center. Mr. McKnight is a third-year medical student at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. O’Neill is a PGY III surgical resident at The University […]

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IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

| May 1, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • September 28–October 1, 2016 by Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Manuela Mazzarella Manuela Mazzarella, IFSO Executive Secretary, Naples, Italy. Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida; President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. Bariatric Times. […]

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News and Trends—May 2016

News and Trends—May 2016

| May 1, 2016

No Decline in Obesity Rates among American Children, New Study Finds Rates of severe obesity continue to present a serious public health threat, researchers say Durham, North Carolina—The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced results from a study that finds no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence in any age group, despite reports to […]

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Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

| April 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Alan Wittgrove Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS, is Medical Director of Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: I’d like to begin by expressing how happy I am that Dr. Raul Rosenthal has been elected and […]

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Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

| April 1, 2016

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased […]

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My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

| April 1, 2016

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Watch the Video: Robotic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Chief of Bariatric Surgery at the CHIREC Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, and St. Blasius General Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic […]

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Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

| April 1, 2016

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity by David J. Lee Medical […]

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