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Depression after Bariatric Surgery: Triggers, Identification, Treatment, and Prevention

| May 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

by Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD

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To Snack or Not to Snack…That Is the Question

| May 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Sharon Zarabi, RD, CDN, CPT Ms. Zarabi is the Bariatric Dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York.

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Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein: What Do We Know about the Macronutrient Composition of the Diet following Bariatric Surgery?

Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein: What Do We Know about the Macronutrient Composition of the Diet following Bariatric Surgery?

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN

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Management and Outcomes of Pregnancy following Bariatric Surgery

| May 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

by Jane A. Alston and Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS Ms. Alston is from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hamad is with University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.

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Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, WCON, PhD; and Anita Houle Susan Gallagher Camden, PhD, RN, MA, MSN, CBN, is from the Celebration Institute, Inc., Houston, Texas; Anita Houle is Insurance Authorization Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Florida Bariatric Institute, Weston, Florida. Introduction In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of weight […]

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Letter to the Editor: Obesity Bias Affects Diabetes Management…

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: On January 23, 2008, the headline on the front page of the New York Times read, “Diabetes Study Favors Surgery to Treat Obese.” With front page news stories in addition to television newscasts reporting the benefit of surgical procedures for the treatment of diabetes, it is logical to assume that the […]

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

| April 15, 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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Selenium and Bariatric Surgery

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Jacques, ND Dr. Jacques is Chief of Scientific Affairs, Bariatric Advantage, Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., Irvine, California. Introduction Selenium, an essential trace mineral, is an important component of many enzymes and proteins in the human body. Selenium-dependant compounds act as antioxidants, regulate thyroid function, and play significant roles in immune function, detoxification, and muscle […]

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Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Jerome Lyn-Sue, MD; Kimberley Steele, MD; Michael A. Schweitzer, MD; Thomas Magnuson, MD; Anne Lidor, MD; Anirban Gupta, MD; and Patrick Okolo, MD. All from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Introduction Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most effective and most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in the United States.1 While improvements […]

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An Interview…Discussing Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Betsy Lehman Report with George L. Blackburn, MD

| April 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

You place a high level of importance on the multidisciplinary team and mention that this is an important part of the Betsy Lehman Report. Why is it so important to have a multidisciplinary care team within bariatric surgery? Severe obesity is a multifaceted disease; thus the treatment needs to be multidimensional. Staff that make up […]

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