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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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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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