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Meet the REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band

| November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Sonnanstine, MD Dr. Sonnanstine is Medical Director, Tristate Surgical Weight Loss Center, St. Luke West Hospital, Florence, Kentucky.

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Perioperative Management of the Bariatric Patient in Italy

| November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Yigal Leykin, MD, MSc; Tommaso Pellis, MD; Filipo Sanfilippo, MD; Luca Busetto, MD; Marco Anselmino, MD; Claudio di Salvo, MD; Francesca Fortran, MD; and Francesco Giunta, MD Drs. Leykin, Pellis, and Sanfilippo are from the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Santa Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone, Italy; Dr. Busetto is from the Department […]

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1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

| November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Liam J. Burns, MBA Chief Operating Officer of the 1st World Congress and Partner at 3 Peaks Consulting, Mr. Burns has nearly 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. In addition to his work providing strategic consulting for emerging medical companies, Mr. Burns is also an executive coach helping organizations achieve breakthrough performance during […]

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Protein and the Bariatric Patient: Supplemental Protein or Amino Acids

| November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RD, CD Part 3 of 3

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Natural Orifice Bariatric Surgery: An Update

| November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Atul K. Madan, MD, FACS and Jose M. Martinez, MD, FACS Both from the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

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Protein and the Bariatric Patient

| October 7, 2008 | 1 Comment

by Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RD, CD Part 2 of 3 INTRODUCTION All macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fat) have interrelationships in terms of bioenergetics.

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Who Participates in Online Support Groups for Bariatric Patients?

Who Participates in Online Support Groups for Bariatric Patients?

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Douglas Sutton, EdD, ARNP, NP-C, and Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN Introduction Health-related support groups are an accepted component of care for persons with chronic or life-altering medical conditions. Scheduled face-to-face meetings with either a peer or professional moderator have been the traditional format for these health-related support groups. Regarding the care of the […]

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An Interview with Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

What do you think expanding the society’s realm to metabolic surgery has accomplished? Actually, it has always been about metabolic surgery. We just changed our name to be more descriptive and accurate about what we were doing. The name change has done well to focus our efforts and resolve in making access to care a […]

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Exercise… The Key to Weight Loss Success

Exercise… The Key to Weight Loss Success

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Sharon Zarabi, RD, CDN, CPT Ms. Zarabi is the Bariatric Dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Introduction Obesity is a growing health concern that has prevailed our country in recent years. Between the years 2000 and 2005, morbid obesity and super obesity increased two- and three-fold, respectively, than that of obesity alone.1 […]

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Beaumont Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program: Royal Oak, Michigan

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, is a 1,061-bed, major academic and referral center. The yearly surgical volume is routinely in the top two in the nation. Ninety-one medical and surgical specialties are represented on Beaumont’s medical staff of more than […]

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