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What Can I Do About a Negative Online Review?

What Can I Do About a Negative Online Review?

| October 1, 2018

by Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD Ms. Vanderpool is Vice President, Risk Management, at PRMS, Inc. This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers on managing legal risks associated with medical practice. The answers are provided by PRMS, Inc. (www.prms.com), a manager of medical professional liability insurance programs with services that include risk […]

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Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

| October 1, 2018

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Column Editors Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania Dominick Gadaleta, MD, […]

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Medical Student Notebook: Smoking-associated Postoperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery: A Review

Medical Student Notebook: Smoking-associated Postoperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery: A Review

| October 1, 2018

by Hemen Muleta, BA Column editor Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Featured student Hemen Muleta, BA Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the […]

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The 2018 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium  (MISS 2018)

The 2018 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS 2018)

| October 1, 2018

By Lisa Hack Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Author affiliation: Ms. Hack is a freelance writer. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(10):24–25. The 2018 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), which took place March 6–9, 2018, at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| October 1, 2018

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Effects of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate on Functional Impairment Measured on the Sheehan Disability Scale in Adults With Moderate-to-severe Binge Eating Disorder:  Results from Two Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trials

Effects of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate on Functional Impairment Measured on the Sheehan Disability Scale in Adults With Moderate-to-severe Binge Eating Disorder: Results from Two Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trials

| October 1, 2018

by David V. Sheehan, MD, MBA; Maria Gasior, MD, PhD; Susan L. McElroy, MD; Jana Radewonuk, MSc; Barry K. Herman, MD, MMM; and James Hudson, MD, ScD Dr. Sheehan is with the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Drs. Herman and Gasior and Ms. Radewonuk are formerly affiliated with Shire Pharmaceuticals […]

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Obesity and Diabetes: Two Inextricably Linked Diseases that Improve with Metabolic Surgery

Obesity and Diabetes: Two Inextricably Linked Diseases that Improve with Metabolic Surgery

| September 1, 2018

John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the September 2018 issue of Bariatric Times. We are please to offer two features […]

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Intermittent Fasting and the Ketogenic Diet

Intermittent Fasting and the Ketogenic Diet

| September 1, 2018

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. Dear Colleagues, Though we have multiple safe and effective surgical and non-surgical options for treating obesity and its comorbid conditions, no one therapy acts […]

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Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes

| September 1, 2018

This activity expired September 1, 2020. Course Overview: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major public health problem that is significantly linked to another worldwide epidemic—obesity. Over the decades, as metabolic syndrome and metabolic surgery began rising to the forefront, the words “diabetes” and “obesity” were eventually unified to create the new, more descriptive […]

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The Obesity Medicine Association: Increasing Collaboration and Awareness of Obesity Medicine as a Cost-effective Treatment for Obesity

The Obesity Medicine Association: Increasing Collaboration and Awareness of Obesity Medicine as a Cost-effective Treatment for Obesity

| September 1, 2018

An Interview with: Wendy Scinta MD, MS President of the Obesity Medicine Association; Medical Director of Medical Weight Loss of New York, Fayetteville, New York; Founder of the BOUNCE Pediatric Obesity Program; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, New York; and Founder/Medical Director of One Stone Technology. FUNDING: No funding was provided for […]

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