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Raising the Standard: Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

Raising the Standard: Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

| March 1, 2019

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Sameera Khan, RD, PA-C,MBA Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, […]

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The State of the ASMBS Foundation

The State of the ASMBS Foundation

| March 1, 2019

A Message from Foundation President Rami Lutfi, MD Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am happy to share with you that 2019 is off to a fantastic start for the ASMBS Foundation. In reflecting on the success of the Gala and Walk from Obesity program, it would not have been possible without the unwavering support of […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| March 1, 2019

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News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

| February 1, 2019

John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University in Stanford, California; and Past President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Bariatric Times. This month, […]

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Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

| February 1, 2019

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Friends and Readers, By now, it is well known that the effects of obesity are far reaching, impacting nearly […]

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Aspiration Therapy—An Emerging Endoscopic Device for Treatment of Obesity

Aspiration Therapy—An Emerging Endoscopic Device for Treatment of Obesity

| February 1, 2019

by Dilhana Badurdeen, MD; Margo Dunlap, RN; Michael Schweitzer, MD; and Vivek Kumbhari, MD Drs. Badurdeen, Dunlap, and Kumbhari are with the Division of Gastroenterology and Dr. Schweitzer is with the Division of Surgery—all with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Dr. Khumbari is a consultant for Medtronic (Minneapolis, […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

| February 1, 2019

by Joseph R. Giacolone, BS; Isabella Guajardo, BA; Samuel Torres Landa, MD; Octavia Picket Blakely, MD, MHS; Noel N. Williams, MD; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Mr. Giacolone and Ms. Guajardo are with Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Landa is from Oregon Health & Science in Portland, Oregon. Drs. Picket Blakely, […]

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Raising the Standard: DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

Raising the Standard: DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

| February 1, 2019

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell […]

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Gastric Embolization— A New Alternative for the Treatment of Obesity?

Gastric Embolization— A New Alternative for the Treatment of Obesity?

| February 1, 2019

by Diego López, MPH Mr. López is a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.The FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(2):18. The Medical Student Notebook This ongoing column explores the science behind obesity […]

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YouTube® as a Source of Information on Healthy Weight  Loss Plans: A Snapshot Analysis of Information Quality

YouTube® as a Source of Information on Healthy Weight Loss Plans: A Snapshot Analysis of Information Quality

| February 1, 2019

by Elizabeth A. Klumpp Ms. Klumpp is Vice President and Editorial Director for Matrix Medical Communications in West Chester, Pennsylvania. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(2):20–21. Introduction According to Pew Research Center, eight out of […]

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