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COVID-19: Danger and Opportunity

COVID-19: Danger and Opportunity

| April 1, 2020

 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, We are in the midst of a truly unique time […]

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Telehealth Will Become the Norm in the Future of Obesity Medicine

Telehealth Will Become the Norm in the Future of Obesity Medicine

| April 1, 2020

 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: It is surreal how life has changed in the last several days. I hope you are all […]

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Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

| April 1, 2020

 by STEVEN G. LEEDS, MD, FACS, and MARC. A. WARD, MD Dr. Leeds and Ward are Assistant Clinical Professors of Surgery at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas. Dr. Leeds is the Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Dr. Ward is Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Research and Simulation at Baylor University […]

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Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

| April 1, 2020

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. Perspectives […]

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Robotics in Bariatric Surgery: Is the Hype Justified?

Robotics in Bariatric Surgery: Is the Hype Justified?

| April 1, 2020

 by RANA C. PULLATT, MD, MS, MRCS, FACS, FASMBS, and BENJAMIN L. WHITE, MD Dr. Pullatt is Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director Bariatric & Robotic Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina, as well as Director, Bariatric Surgery VISN-7 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. White is a Chief Resident in General Surgery at the […]

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Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery in the Time of a COVID-19 Pandemic

Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery in the Time of a COVID-19 Pandemic

| April 1, 2020

 by ANTHONY T. PETRICK, MD, FACS, FASMBS; DOMINICK GADALETA, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and JOHN M. MORTON, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, […]

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IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 3

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 3

| April 1, 2020

TRACY MARTINEZ, RN, BSN, CBN IFSO Integrated Health Committee, Immediate Past Chair; Wittgrove Bariatric Center, Del Mar, California. MARY O’KANE, RD, MSc, FBDA IFSO Integrated Health Committee Chair; Consultant Dietitian, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust SILVIA LEITE FARIA, MSc, PhD IFSO Integrated Health Vice Chair; Post-doctoral researcher at University of Brasília, Gastrocirurgia de Brasilia Clinic, […]

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Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

| April 1, 2020

 by MICHELLE FRESHWATER, MD, FOMA Dr. Freshwater is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(4):20. Bariatric surgeons understand better than almost anybody the impact that even a modest reduction of body weight can have on health outcomes.¹ They understand that weight loss doesn’t happen instantaneously, but incrementally […]

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Early Experience: Bariatric Emergency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Early Experience: Bariatric Emergency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

| April 1, 2020

by SABER GHIASSI, MD, MPH Dr. Ghiassi is with the Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(4):19. I checked the electronic medical records as soon as I received a call from the consult resident regarding a 59 year-old female […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| April 1, 2020

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