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So What is an Obesity Medicine Specialist Anyway?

So What is an Obesity Medicine Specialist Anyway?

| April 1, 2021

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, I am frequently asked by patients and physician colleagues, “What exactly is an Obesity Medicine Specialist (OMS) […]

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Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

| April 1, 2021

by Adrian 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. Bariatric […]

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Raising the Standard: Use of the MBSAQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF)

Raising the Standard: Use of the MBSAQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF)

| April 1, 2021

by Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, South Shore University Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore and South Shore University Hospitals, […]

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Successful Endoscopic Closure of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Fistula by an Integrated Multidisciplinary Team: A Case Report

Successful Endoscopic Closure of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Fistula by an Integrated Multidisciplinary Team: A Case Report

| April 1, 2021

by Matthew J. Ashbrook, MD, MPH; R. Daniel Lawson, MD; Gordon G. Wisbach, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Jonathan R. Gower, MD; and Kyle D. Gadbois, MD, FACS, FASMBS Drs. Ashbrook, Wisbach, Gower, and Gadbois are with the Department of General Surgery, and Drs. Lawson, Wisbach, Gower, and Gadbois are also with the Combined Endoscopy Center, at […]

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ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Virginia Bariatric Society (VBS): the Virginia/West Virginia ASMBS State Chapter

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Virginia Bariatric Society (VBS): the Virginia/West Virginia ASMBS State Chapter

| April 1, 2021

by Guilherme M. Campos, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Campos is the Paul J. Nutter Professor of Surgery; Chairman, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery; Director, Bariatric Surgery Program; and Co-Director, Advanced GI/MIS, Bariatric and Foregut Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts […]

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Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference: Treat Obesity First

Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference: Treat Obesity First

| April 1, 2021

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA Dr. Primack is co-director and co-founder of the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the current President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(4):20 […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| April 1, 2021

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March 2021 Digital Edition

March 2021 Digital Edition

| March 1, 2021

Click the cover below to access the March 2021 digital edition of Bariatric Times!

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News and Notes from the March 2021 Issue

News and Notes from the March 2021 Issue

| March 1, 2021

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM, Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the March 2021 issue of Bariatric Times. We […]

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Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Representing YOUR Patients during COVID-19

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Representing YOUR Patients during COVID-19

| March 1, 2021

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, Like most people throughout the past year, the topic of COVID-19 continues to dominate media headlines, healthcare […]

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