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Introducing a New, Exclusive Interview Series: Countdown to Obesity Week 2013

| January 21, 2013

Interview #1: Philip R. Schauer, MD Starting in 2013, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) will co-locate their respective annual meetings under one roof. Obesity Week™ 2013 marks the beginning of an annual collaborative event addressing obesity—a chronic and multifaceted metabolic disease. Leading up to Obesity Week […]

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Thiamine Deficiency in the Bariatric Surgery Patient—a Multidisciplinary Challenge in the Clinic and the Community

| January 21, 2013

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. by Barbara Hodges Klick, RD, MPH Barbara Hodges Klick, RD, MPH, is Program Manager, Bariatric Surgery, at the University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and University Hospital Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio.

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Endoscopic Component Separation in the Bariatric Patient

| January 21, 2013

This Month’s Featured Experts Kashif A. Zuberi, MD, MRCSI Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore MD Department of Bariatric Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center Hien T. Nguyen, MD, FACS Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore MD Department of Bariatric Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center Michael Schweitzer, MD, FACS Johns […]

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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

| January 21, 2013

Checklist #5: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients. In this fifth installment of the column, we discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. First, we […]

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The Parturient with Morbid Obesity

| January 21, 2013

This ongoing column is authored by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. by Yigal Leykin, MD, MSc, and Alessandro Laudani, MD 

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Looking Forward to a New Year and Hoping that Healthcare Reform Includes More Access to Care for Individuals with Obesity

| December 19, 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues, First, I would like to commend Dr. Michel Gagner on the success of the Fourth Annual International Consensus Summit for Sleeve Gastrectomy (ICSSG-4), which took place in New York, an outstanding venue for the event. Highlights of the summit included live surgery sessions that featured surgeons from all over the world […]

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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

| December 19, 2012

This month: Checklist #4: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

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How to Place and Measure a Preanastomotic Ring

| December 19, 2012

Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This Month’s Technique: How to Place and Measure a Preanastomotic Ring This Month’s Featured Expert: MAL Fobi, MD, FASMBS, FACS, FACN, FICS, Medical Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity, Saint Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California, and Medical Director, […]

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Bariatric Surgery in Qatar: An Interview with Dr. Michel Gagner

| December 19, 2012

Since 2003, Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, FICS, AFC (Hon.), has been flying to and from Qatar, performing bariatric surgery on the most complex patient cases. In 2007, he was invited to take on the task of restructuring the bariatric program at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar’s capital city, Doha. He accepted the challenge […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—December 2012

| December 19, 2012

by David Provost, MD

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