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Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

| July 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

by Juan Camilo Barreto, MD; Michael G. Sarr, MD; and James M. Swain, MD All from the Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. The Problem Cirrhosis is an unexpected finding at the time of bariatric surgery in about 1 to 2 percent of the patients undergoing elective bariatric surgery. The surgeon […]

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Intussusception after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Pregnant Patient

Intussusception after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Pregnant Patient

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Daniel J. Rosen, MD; Shirlee Jaffe, MD; Lawrence Cutler, MD; Alfons Pomp, MD All from Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College ABSTRACT Intussusception is a rare complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and can present a difficult diagnostic challenge in the pregnant patient. We describe a […]

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Update on Endoluminal Treatment Options for Morbid Obesity

Update on Endoluminal Treatment Options for Morbid Obesity

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Amy Cha, MD; Stacy A. Brethauer MD; Aurora Pryor MD; and Bipan Chand, MD Column Editor: Marc Bessler, MD This ongoing column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date, concrete information on emerging technologies in the field. The second article […]

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| June 18, 2009 | 4 Comments

By Ismael Court, MD; Omar Bellorin, MD; Fernando Dip, MD; Christopher DuCoin, MD; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS; and Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS All from the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Key words: Bariatric surgery, laparoscopy, morbid obesity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy Introduction Surgery has […]

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Clinical Pearls in Managing Bariatric Surgical Emergencies

Clinical Pearls in Managing Bariatric Surgical Emergencies

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by J.K. Champion, MD, FACS Dr. Champion is Director of Bariatric Surgery, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA and Clinical Professor of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. Introduction Bariatric surgery—no matter the procedure, no matter the surgeon with however much experience—will result in complications and surgical emergencies. The average incidence of in-hospital complications after […]

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Single Port Access (SPA)  Gastric Band Placement

Single Port Access (SPA) Gastric Band Placement

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Erica R. Podolsky, MD, Wade Naziri, MD, and Paul G. Curcillo II, MD Drs. Podolsky and Curcillo are from Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Naziri is from Southern Surgical Associates, PA, Greenville, North Carolina. Objective. The single port access (SPA) technique was introduced in 2007 as an […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

Consultant’s Corner: Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD

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The Duodenal Switch Revisited

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Daniel J. Rosen, MD, and Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS Both from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York. Introduction It has been over a decade since Hess described a significant modification of the Scopinaro bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD).[1,2] In the duodenal switch (DS), a vertical sleeve gastrectomy provides […]

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Combined Liver Resection and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for a Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A case report and review of the literature

Combined Liver Resection and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for a Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A case report and review of the literature

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Manuel Cáceres, MD; David. A. Geller, MD, FACS; and Carol A. McCloskey, MD, FACS Drs. Cáceres and McCloskey are from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Geller is from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Liver Cancer Center. Background The obesity epidemic and the evolution […]

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Conveying Empathy: Why Are We Still Struggling?

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Background There are an estimated 93 million Americans who are obese and an estimated 12 million suffering from morbid obesity. This life-threatening disease in and of itself affects one’s mobility and quality of life, and creates social stigmas.[1] Studies suggest a considerable increase in this disease among all groups […]

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