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The Dynamic and Evolving Field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Current Perspective

The Dynamic and Evolving Field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Current Perspective

| April 1, 2017

An Interview with: Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery and Interim-Chair at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery at University of Central Florida and Chair of Surgery at HCA Medical Center, Orlando, Florida In a recent article published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology […]

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery in a Patient with Midgut Malrotation and Abnormally Long Bowel: A Case Update

Revisional Bariatric Surgery in a Patient with Midgut Malrotation and Abnormally Long Bowel: A Case Update

| April 1, 2017

by Ajay H. Bhandarwar, MBBS, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FBMS (Bariatric); Chintan B. Patel, MS (Surgery), DNB, FMAS, FIAGES, FBMS (Bariatric); Saurabh S. Gandhi, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FALS; Amol N. Wagh MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FICS, FBMS; Priyank D. Kothari, MS (Surgery); Eham L. Arora, MS (Surgery); Gagandeep Talwar, MS (Surgery); and […]

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Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

| April 1, 2017

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Obesity (FMT Obesity) Status: This study is currently recruiting participants. Purpose: This is a randomized controlled pilot study to assess the microbiological and clinical impacts of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in patients with obesity. The investigators will prospectively enroll 20 adult patients who are obese (Body Mass Index […]

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Journal Watch: Obesity and Weight Stigma/Bias

Journal Watch: Obesity and Weight Stigma/Bias

| April 1, 2017

Missing the target: including perspectives of women with overweight and obesity to inform stigma-reduction strategies. Puhl RM, Himmelstein MS, Gorin AA, Suh YJ. Obes Sci Pract. 2017;3(1):25–35. Synopsis: Pervasive weight stigma and discrimination have led to ongoing calls for efforts to reduce this bias. Despite increasing research on stigma-reduction strategies, perspectives of individuals who have […]

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News and Trends: April 2017

News and Trends: April 2017

| April 1, 2017

An Update on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 The Obesity Society Optimistic of the Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Washington, D.C.–The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 was introduced this month in both the Senate and House with bi-partisan support. The Obesity Society acknowledges the support […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| April 1, 2017

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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In Memoriam: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD

In Memoriam: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD

| March 1, 2017

by Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS, and Angela M. Saba Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS, is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Angela M. Saba is Managing Editor, Bariatric Times. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(3):10–11. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our […]

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“Medical Treatment of any Disease Process, including Obesity, Should Always be Our First Choice”

“Medical Treatment of any Disease Process, including Obesity, Should Always be Our First Choice”

| March 1, 2017

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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Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States:  Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States: Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

| March 1, 2017

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. Dear Readers, We now know that obesity is a complex disease with many identified contributing factors, including genes, […]

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Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

| March 1, 2017

An Interview with Sangeeta Kashyap, MD Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Staff Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial is the largest single center randomized trial with one of the longest follow-ups comparing medical therapy with bariatric surgery. Last […]

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