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Welcome to Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions

Welcome to Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions

| November 1, 2015

Bariatric Center Spotlight This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient care. This month: Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions Norfolk, Virginia by Stephen D. Wohlgemuth, MD Dr. Wohlgemuth is Medical Director of Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions in Norfolk, […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—November 2015

ASMBS Foundation News and Update—November 2015

| November 1, 2015

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. ASMBS Foundation Board LEAD Awards. The ASMBS Foundation is proud to announce the winners for the 2015 LEAD Awards. Congratulations to all of the award recipients and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the field of metabolic and bariatric […]

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News and Trends—November 2015

News and Trends—November 2015

| November 1, 2015

35 Medical Societies Gather for Second Annual National Obesity Summit GAINESVILLE, Florida— Representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations including, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened for a second annual summit in Chicago […]

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Journal Watch—November 2015

Journal Watch—November 2015

| November 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Self-harm emergencies after bariatric surgery: A population-based cohort study. Bhatti JA, Nathens AB, Thiruchelvam D, Grantcharov T, Goldstein BI, Redelmeier DA. JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct 7:1–7. [Epub ahead of print] Importance: Self-harm behaviors, including suicidal ideation and past suicide attempts, are frequent in […]

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“Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery” Returns to Cover the Intragastric Balloon Device and Procedure, “Pearls” Compendium Coming Soon!

“Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery” Returns to Cover the Intragastric Balloon Device and Procedure, “Pearls” Compendium Coming Soon!

| October 8, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; 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 […]

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Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

| October 8, 2015

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

| October 8, 2015

Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This Month’s Technique: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure This Month’s Featured Experts: Gontrand Lopez-Nava, MD Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Nicole Peña, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU), […]

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Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

| October 8, 2015

by Ajay H. Bhandarwar, MBBS, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, fbms; Chintan B. patel, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, fbms; Pravin N. Tungenwar, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES; Amol N. Wagh, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FICS, fbms; Saurabh S. Gandhi, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES Dr. Bhandarwar is a Professor at the Grant Government Medical College & […]

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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

| October 8, 2015

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. This month: Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature by Sagar V. Mehta, MD St. Luke’s Weight Management […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

| October 8, 2015

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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