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The Provision of Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom—PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS: THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Sherif Hakky, MBBS, MSc, MRCS; Matthew Thompson, MBBS, BSc; and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital,  London, United Kingdom INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom (UK) has grown and adapted over recent years to meet the new demands imposed by an ever-increasing rise […]

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The Evidence for Staple Line Buttress Material

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ariel U. Spencer, MD; Thomas H. Magnuson, MD, FACS; Hien Nguyen, MD; Kimberley E. Steele, MD, FACS; Anne O. Lidor, MD, FACS; and Michael A. Schweitzer, MD, FACS. From The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland Introduction Staple line buttress material—either absorbable or permanent—is widely used in bariatric surgery. While many surgeons have anecdotal experience […]

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Treatment of Leaks After Sleeve Gastrectomy

| September 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

by Jacques Himpens, MD; Giovanni Dapri, MD; and Guy-Bernard Cadière, MD, PhD Dr. Himpens and Dr. Dapri are from St. Blasius Hospital Dendermonde and St. Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Cadière is from St. Pierre Hospitial, Brussels, Belgium Introduction In Europe, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is swiftly replacing adjustable band gastroplasty (ABG) as the most commonly […]

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One of the FIRST Centers of Excellence in the United Kingdom

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Imperial Weight Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom Bariatric Times interviews Ahmed R. Ahmed on his facility being one of the first to achieve Center of Excellence status in the United Kingdom.

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Five Minutes with… Rebecca Puhl, PhD—Taking a look at weight bias and the stigma of obesity

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dr. Puhl is the Director of Research & Weight Stigma Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Introduction Despite ongoing attention to the obesity epidemic, the social consequences of obesity are often overlooked. In a recent issue of the journal Obesity,[1] a study was published that […]

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Patient  Transferring Challenges

Patient Transferring Challenges

| August 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, PhD, CBN, HCRM certified bariatric nurse, licensed healthcare risk manager, and wound ostomy continence nurse, Houston, Texas This is a CE-accredited article. The time line to submit the post-test for this article has expired.

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SAGES 2009 Panel Report: Best Practices for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity

| August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Jon Gould, MD, and Daniel Jones, MD Dr. Gould is Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jones is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. This article is a summary of a panel sponsored by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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Ventral Hernias in the Bariatric Patient

Ventral Hernias in the Bariatric Patient

| August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania INTRODUCTION The management of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias continues to evolve from the early days of primary hernia repair. There has been progress in the surgical approach to hernias with application of minimally invasive surgical techniques […]

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Promoting a Physically Active Lifestyle in Bariatric Patients

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Carol Ewing Garber, PhD, FAHA, FACSM Dr. Garber is with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. Introduction It is clear that a physically active lifestyle is important for good health and promoting and maintaining weight loss.[1–4] Following bariatric surgery, patients who are physically active lose more weight,[5–7] and greater weight loss is […]

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Implementing an Evidence-based Approach to Selection  of Type of Laparoscopic  Bariatric Surgery

Implementing an Evidence-based Approach to Selection of Type of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Geoffrey P. Kohn, MBBS, FRACS; Stephen P. Haggerty, MD, FACS; D. Wayne Overby, MD; Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE; and Timothy M. Farrell, MD, FACS Drs. Kohn, Overby, and Farrell are from the Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Dr. Haggerty is from the Department of Surgery, […]

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