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ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level

ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level

| December 1, 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: ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief of […]

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Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

| December 1, 2015

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: Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women? […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

| December 1, 2015

by John G. Kral, MA, MD, PhD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kral is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology and former Director of Surgery at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He is past […]

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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient:  A Review of the Literature

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient: A Review of the Literature

| December 1, 2015

by Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS, is Clinical Instructor and Fellow, Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(12):18–22. ABSTRACT Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Despite this elevated risk, no standardized risk assessment tools […]

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Journal Watch—December 2015

Journal Watch—December 2015

| December 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Postsurgical Pain Management in the Bariatric Patient Population Does preincisional infiltration with bupivacaine reduce postoperative pain in laparoscopic bariatric surgery? Moncada R, Martinaitis L, Landecho M, et al. Obes Surg. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: The authors […]

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News and Trends—December 2015

News and Trends—December 2015

| December 1, 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY, OBESITY GROUPS TAKE AIM AT STATES THAT DENY COVERAGE OF OBESITY TREATMENT UNDER AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Five Groups File Complaint with U.S. Health and Human Services Citing Non-Compliance and Discrimination in 27 States GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity […]

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Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

| November 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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Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

| November 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 Readers, Welcome to […]

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CE for NURSES! Talking to Patients About Bariatric Surgery

CE for NURSES! Talking to Patients About Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2015

*This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. See instructions below. Talking to Patients About Bariatric Surgery: Guiding Meaningful Conversations and Evoking Commitment to Change by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP; Matthew M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP; Maria L. Collozo-Clavell, MD Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, […]

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An Update on the MBSAQIP

An Update on the MBSAQIP

| November 1, 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: An Update on the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) David Provost, MD Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, Texas Health […]

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