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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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Emerging Technologies: The Introduction of New Technologies into Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery—Are You Ready to Embrace Them?

Emerging Technologies: The Introduction of New Technologies into Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery—Are You Ready to Embrace Them?

| September 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Scott Shikora, MD, FACS Column Editor: Marc Bessler, MD Dr. Shikora is Professor of Surgery, Chief of MIS, General, and Bariatric Surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts; and President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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Revisional Gastric Pouch and Stoma Reduction Surgery for Weight Regain:  Case Report of Gastric Bypass via an Endolumenal Approach

Revisional Gastric Pouch and Stoma Reduction Surgery for Weight Regain: Case Report of Gastric Bypass via an Endolumenal Approach

| September 19, 2008 | 2 Comments

by G. Derek Weiss, MD, FACS, FASMBS Introduction Weight regain years after successful gastric bypass surgery is a fairly common therapeutic challenge facing today’s practicing bariatric surgeon. The majority of weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) tends to occur during the first 1 to 2 years postoperatively and averages 65 to 80 percent of […]

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Sleeve Gastrectomy after a Jejunoileal Bypass Reversal: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sleeve Gastrectomy after a Jejunoileal Bypass Reversal: Case Report and Review of the Literature

| September 19, 2008 | 7 Comments

by Sheetal M. Patel, MD; Tomas Escalante-Tattersfield, MD; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS; and Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS All from the Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

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The Latest on Nutrition and Hair Loss in the Bariatric Patient

The Latest on Nutrition and Hair Loss in the Bariatric Patient

| September 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

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Walk on the Capitol—2008

| September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

A Capitol Effort—A Walk with a Message

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

| September 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD All from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants

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