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Brachioplasty Following Massive Weight Loss

Brachioplasty Following Massive Weight Loss

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Michele A. Shermak, MD, FACS Dr. Shermak is Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(5):16–18

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Aetna Inc., UnitedHealthcare to Cover Sleeve Gastrectomy—ASMBS Announces Support of Policy Changes

| May 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealthcare. The national health insurance companies will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a newer method of bariatric surgery that is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for morbid obesity.

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1st Panamerican Meeting on Diabetes Surgery

1st Panamerican Meeting on Diabetes Surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

São Paulo, Brazil, November 14–16, 2009 by Ricardo Cohen, MD; Luis Berti, MD; and Thomas Szego, MD Dr. Cohen is President of the 1st Panamerican Congress of Diabetes Surgery. Dr. Berti is President of the XI National Meeting of The Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM). Dr. Szego is President of the Brazilian […]

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Research Bites—May 2010

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

information provided by www.clinicialtrials.gov

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News and Trends—May 2010

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Covidien Innovation: Delivered Mobile Surgical Tour Initiative Brings Single-Incision Laparoscopic Device and Groundbreaking Procedures to Surgeons around the Country NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut—BUSINESS WIRE—Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, announced the launch of the “Innovation: Delivered” tour, a mobile program that will introduce surgeons, residents, nurses, and hospital administrators around the country to the SILS™ […]

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Awake Tracheal Intubation in Patients with Morbid Obesity: When, Why, and How?

| April 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Jeremy Collins, Mb. ChB., FRCA, and Jay B. Brodsky, MD Dr. Collins is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Dr. Borodsky is Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(4):8–10

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The Battle for Access to Care for Treatment of Obesity

The Battle for Access to Care for Treatment of Obesity

| April 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is the Medical Director at Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is Co-Chair of Access to Care Committee and Secretary/Treasurer for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(4):11–15

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Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Natan Zundel, MD, FACS; Elias Chousleb, MD; and Soni Chousleb, MD Dr. Zundel is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida; Dr. E. Chousleb is from The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida; and Dr. S. Chousleb is from the Department of Surgery, […]

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Challenges of a Continually Changing Field of Medicine

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

An interview with John Baker, MD, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dr. John Baker runs a private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is Medical Director, Baptist Health Weight Loss Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, and co-director of the Baptist Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Diabetes Surgery: What Have We Learned?

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Ricardo Cohen, MD Dr. Cohen is from the Center of Excellence of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Disorders, Oswaldo Cruz Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil Financial Disclosures: Dr. Cohen has no financial disclosures relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(4):23–25

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