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Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Aetna, United Healthcare Each Change Policy to Cover Newer Method of Bariatric Surgery GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and United Healthcare.  The national health insurance giants will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, […]

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Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Lower Body Mass Index—Are We There Yet?

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the March issue of Bariatric Times.

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Prevention of Anastomotic Leaks in Bariatric Surgery

Prevention of Anastomotic Leaks in Bariatric Surgery

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Aydin H. Pooli, MD, and Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS Dr. Aydin H. Pooli is Research Fellow, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Phillips is Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California Bariatric Times. 2010;7(3):8–13

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Type 2 Diabetes

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Interview with Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ponce is the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgery program at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia and Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the Chair of the ASMBS Insurance Committee, Vice-President of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter, and Member-At-Large of the ASMBS Executive Council. Dr. Ponce […]

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Overweight but Undernourished: Refeeding Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

Overweight but Undernourished: Refeeding Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

| March 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Lucy Jones, BSC, Hons, RD Ms. Jones is Specialist Bariatric Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Department at The Whittington Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(3):18–21

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The Rationale for Preoperative Glycemic Control in Bariatric Surgery

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Adrienne Youdim, MD Dr. Youdim is Medical Director, Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, California. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(3):22

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Research Bites: Summary—Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Trial

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Trial Summarized by Angela Hayes Article from JAMA. 2010;303(6):519–526. by Paul E. O’Brien, MD, FRACS; Susan M. Sawyer, MBBS,MD, FRACP; Cheryl Laurie, RN, BHSC; Wendy A. Brown, MBBS, PhD, FRACS; Stewart Skinner, MBBS, PhD, FRACS; Friederike Veit, MBBS, MD, FRACP, Eldho Paul, MSc; Paul R. […]

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Editorial Message: Overcoming insurance coverage barriers for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and follow-up bariatric procedures—hope for 2010

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: As I write this message, I am preparing for the 9th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium being held February 14 to 17, 2010, in Coral Gables, Florida. This month’s issue of Bariatric Times is a special one for those of us who are passionate about bariatric surgery.

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Publisher’s Message: Bariatric Times launches digital edition for United States and international readership

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: It is with great pleasure that I introduce a new format for Bariatric Times as it becomes available in both print and a new digital format. The digital format, Bariatric Times e-Edition, allows bariatric professional readers around the world access to peer-reviewed, up-to-the minute information vital to all surgeons and allied health professionals […]

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The History of Sleeve Gastrectomy

The History of Sleeve Gastrectomy

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Gregg H. Jossart, MD, FACS; Gary Anthone, MD, FACS Dr. Jossart is Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California. Dr. Anthone is Director Bariatric Surgery Program, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(2):9–10

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