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Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

| October 8, 2015

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 Readers, Welcome to […]

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Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

| October 8, 2015

Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This Month’s Technique: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure This Month’s Featured Experts: Gontrand Lopez-Nava, MD Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Nicole Peña, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU), […]

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Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

| October 8, 2015

by Ajay H. Bhandarwar, MBBS, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, fbms; Chintan B. patel, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, fbms; Pravin N. Tungenwar, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES; Amol N. Wagh, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FICS, fbms; Saurabh S. Gandhi, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES Dr. Bhandarwar is a Professor at the Grant Government Medical College & […]

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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

| October 8, 2015

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. This month: Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature by Sagar V. Mehta, MD St. Luke’s Weight Management […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

| October 8, 2015

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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Metabolic  Surgery:  A Revolution or an Evolution?

Metabolic Surgery: A Revolution or an Evolution?

| October 8, 2015

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month: METABOLIC SURGERY: A Revolution or an Evolution? Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, HonFRCS Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah […]

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News and Trends—October 2015

News and Trends—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership Chicago, Illinois—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. Surgery Career Connection is powered by YourMembership, a provider of job […]

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Journal Watch—October 2015

Journal Watch—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Effect of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Treatment on Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Body Mass Index Lower Than 35: Five-Year Outcomes. Hsu CC, Almulaifi A, Chen JC, Ser KH, Chen SC, Hsu KC, Lee YC, Lee WJ. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 16:1-8. […]

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Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

| September 1, 2015

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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Representatives from the ASMBS, TOS, and OAC Discuss Obesity and Bariatric Surgery with Ms. Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of the United States Let’s Move! Initiative

Representatives from the ASMBS, TOS, and OAC Discuss Obesity and Bariatric Surgery with Ms. Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of the United States Let’s Move! Initiative

| September 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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