The Bariatric Times Buyers Guide Celebrates its 10th Year in Publication

| August 10, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times:
By the time you read this issue, we will be together in Montreal, Quebec, attending the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2014). You will not want to miss the Fifth International Conference on sleeve gastrectomy, including the live surgery day. This year’s Sleeve Conference will take place as a two-day, post-graduate course just prior to the IFSO 2014 World Congress, running August 26 to 27, 2014. The program looks terrific and I look forward to meeting many of you during that exciting week.

During the 13th Surgery of the Foregut Meeting in Miami, Florida, Dr. Peter Benotti presented the 2nd Annual Walter Pories Lecture. His outstanding presentation was on the detrimental effects of obesity disease on cardiovascular risk and the beneficial impact of surgery-induced weight loss on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Dr. Peter Benotti is one of my dearest and most esteemed mentors. We thank him for writing up this wonderful article, which you can read in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times. You will not want to miss this important review.

Dr. Wendy Scinta reviews the impact of the obesity pandemic worldwide. With over 30 percent of the world population being overweight or obese, it is important for us to continue emphasizing the detrimental effects of the obesity disease. Dr. Scinta’s article is a perfect complement to our series “Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Trends Around the World.” This month, Dr. Karl Miller, past president of IFSO and incoming program director for IFSO 2015 in Vienna, Austria, reviews the current state of bariatric surgery in Austria. Nearly 2,400 bariatric procedures are performed yearly in this country.

Don’t miss this month’s Journal Watch, for a quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and
metabolic research.

In this month’s “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery,” we present Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Part 2. We hope to present a compendium of our published checklists in the near future. Please let us know if there is a topic we missed and we will make the effort to develop a checklist for it.

In “Medical Methods in Obesity Treatment,” Heidi Gordon provides a preview of the The American Society of Bariatric Physicians Annual Fall Symposium: Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat, which will take place September 10 to 13, 2014, at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas.

Lastly, we present the annual Bariatric Times Buyers Guide. 2014 is an important milestone for the Buyers Guide as it marks its 10th year in publication. We hope you find this year’s company and product listings useful to your practice.

I’ll see you in Montreal during IFSO 2014.

Sincerely,
Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Interim Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS  and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston,  Florida 

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