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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Susannah M. Wyles, MBBS, MSc, MRCS (Eng), and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS Dr. Wyles is Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Ahmed is Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Bariatric Times. 2009;6(12):12–13

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Looking forward to 2010—more advances in the prevention and treatment of obesity

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: We close the year 2009 with another issue of Bariatric Times filled with excellent articles that I am sure you will enjoy reading. I would like to highlight the article by Tracy Martinez on pain management in the postoperative bariatric patient. Most of our patients present with a history of osteoarthritis and joint […]

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Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. The timeline for submitting the post-test for this article has expired. ABSTRACT According to a recent analysis by the American Institute for Cancer Research, about 100,500 new cases of cancer are thought to be caused by obesity every year. This study which is the most comprehensive attempt ever to estimate […]

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Complications Arising from Staple Lines and Anastomotes in Bariatric Surgery: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Dugal Heath, MD, FRCS, FRACS Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):8–12. INTRODUCTION The invention of stapling devices, which can be used in laparoscopic surgical procedures, provides a number of benefits to surgeons. They are simple to use, provide a rapid means of dividing and joining bowel, and require less skill and experience on the part of the […]

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Dr. Shikora has Left the Building… The Exit Interview of 2009 ASMBS President Scott Shikora, MD, FACS

| November 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):14–15. The staff and Editorial Advisory Board of Bariatric Times interviewed Dr. Scott Shikora, exiting president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Here’s what he has to say on his experiences and challenges as the ASMBS 2009 president and his thoughts on the future of bariatric surgery.

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Bariatric Surgery and Bariatric Medicine: A Developing Paradigm for Practice Modeling

Bariatric Surgery and Bariatric Medicine: A Developing Paradigm for Practice Modeling

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Michael Kaplan, DO Bariatric Times 2009;6(11):23–26 INTRODUCTION With the popularity of bariatric surgery increasing every year,[1] there exists a real-world need among surgeons to have a medical specialty referral source to help manage their pre- and postsurgical patients over time. It does not make sense for a surgeon to spend his time dealing with […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

| November 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):27–30. INTRODUCTION Probiotics are nonpathogenic live microorganisms that are believed to confer health benefits to the host when ingested. Researchers have suggested weight loss and/or antiobesity effects are among these benefits. Prebiotics are nondigestible oligosaccharides believed to act as “fertilizers” of colonic microbiota, enhancing growth of beneficial […]

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Editorial Message: Where’s the IRB for SILS?

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Collegues: I just returned from the American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the mathematical organization and size of the meeting. There were thousands of surgeons present, buses going back and forth, and the never-ending walk through the Moscone center. The […]

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In this “Age of Transparency,” Consulting to Industry Does Not Necessarily Equal Bias

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to ask my question on financial transparency to exiting ASMBS President Dr. Scott Shikora in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times (Please see Dr. Shikora’s exit interview). I asked Dr. Shikora the following question: In this age of “transparency,” as we continue to grow exponentially, and […]

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Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Heather Paterson, BSc; and Kamran Zamanian, PhD Ms. Paterson is Research Analyst, and Dr. Zamanian is Head of Research, iData Research Inc. Introduction Obesity is considered a prevalent and growing disease both in the US and globally by multiple leading health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease […]

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