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Support Group for Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Data and Suggestions for Providers

Support Group for Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Data and Suggestions for Providers

| May 1, 2021

by Melissa Santos, PhD, and Christine Finck, MD Drs. Santos and Finck are with Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, Connecticut. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: Objective. Adolescent bariatric surgery is becoming an increasingly used obesity management tool. Support groups are […]

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The Georgia State Chapter of the ASMBS—Fighting for Access to Care

The Georgia State Chapter of the ASMBS—Fighting for Access to Care

| May 1, 2021

by Danny M. Vaughn, MD, FACS; Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS; and L. Renee Hilton, MD Dr. Vaughn is with Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Johnson is with the Division of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, in  Dr. Hilton is with the Medical College of Georgia […]

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Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

| May 1, 2021

by Jose Andres Reyes, MD; Andrew Bates, MD, FACS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Reyes is a General Surgery Resident at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York. Dr. Bates is Chief Minimally Invasive Surgery at South Shore University Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in New York, New York. Dr. […]

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Promote Behavioral Change with Motivational Interviewing

Promote Behavioral Change with Motivational Interviewing

| May 1, 2021

by Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA Dr. Pennings is an executive director of clinical education for the and a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. He is an associate professor and chair of family medicine at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), where he serves as the director of the Campbell University Health Center. Funding: […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| May 1, 2021

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April 2021 Digital Edition

April 2021 Digital Edition

| April 1, 2021

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

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Collaboration Is Needed

Collaboration Is Needed

| April 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, As we slowly emerge from this past year of pandemic, […]

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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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