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January 2023 Digital Edition

January 2023 Digital Edition

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

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Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, I am honored to write this first editorial of 2023. I spent some time looking back over this last […]

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2023! Will This Be the Year?

2023! Will This Be the Year?

| January 1, 2023 | 1 Comment

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, There is so much buzz in our space these days, I can’t help but think we are on the cusp of a major shift in […]

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Publisher’s Message—20 Years of Publishing Bariatric Times

Publisher’s Message—20 Years of Publishing Bariatric Times

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

A message from Robert Dougherty, Publisher of Bariatric Times and President of Matrix Medical Communications in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dear Readers, We are extremely excited to announce that 2023 marks the 20th year of publishing excellence for Bariatric Times (BT). Over the past 20 years, BT has become a leading voice in the metabolic and bariatric […]

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Surgery for Obesity… A Family Journey!

Surgery for Obesity… A Family Journey!

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Adrian G. Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Dan is Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. […]

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Normative Data for the Brief Symptom Inventory in a Bariatric Surgery-seeking Patient Sample

Normative Data for the Brief Symptom Inventory in a Bariatric Surgery-seeking Patient Sample

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy E. Mirsky, PhD, ABPP Dr. Mirsky is with Massachusetts General Brigham Integrated Care in Watertown, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to this article. Bariatric Times. 2023;20(1):11–15. Abstract Objective: Previous literature has suggested that between 50 and 66 percent of bariatric […]

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Welcome to Northeast Georgia Medical Center—Gainesville, Georgia

Welcome to Northeast Georgia Medical Center—Gainesville, Georgia

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Amy Smith, MSN, RN, CBN Ms. Smith is the Bariatric Program Manager at the Bariatric Weight Loss Center, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2023;20(1):16–21. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is […]

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Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 6

Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 6

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by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Provost, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS; Paul Jeffers, BS, BA; and Cassandra Peters, BA Dr. English is past Co-chair of the MBSAQIP Standards/Verification Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. […]

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A Clinician’s Guide to Motivational Interviewing

A Clinician’s Guide to Motivational Interviewing

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Pranjali Sharma, MD, FAPCR, FEAA Dr. Sharma is an American Board-Certified Internist and Endocrinologist, practicing as an Endocrinologist at Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado. She is an accomplished clinician-educator and researcher with multiple peer-reviewed publications and leadership roles in national organizations, including The Obesity Medicine Association. She serves on the peer-review boards of […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

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