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Bariatric Surgery: A Physician’s Perspective as a Patient

Bariatric Surgery: A Physician’s Perspective as a Patient

| April 1, 2022

by William E. Morris Jr., MD, FACP Dr. Morris is with the Board of Directors, Peterson Health in Kerrville, Texas. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(4):12–13. Abstract Obesity is a serious public health crisis in the United States […]

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Momentum Growing for Action on Obesity Care!

Momentum Growing for Action on Obesity Care!

| March 1, 2022

by Christopher Gallagher Mr. Gallagher is a Washington Policy Consultant for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS), American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) in Washington, DC. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Christopher Gallagher works with the Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Society, […]

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Did Naming Obesity a Disease Improve the Outlook for People Living with It?

Did Naming Obesity a Disease Improve the Outlook for People Living with It?

| March 1, 2022

by Theodore K. Kyle, RPh, MBA, and Joseph F. Nadglowski, JR., BS  Mr. Kyle is with ConscienHealth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Nadglowski is with the Obesity Action Coalition in Tampa, Florida. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Theodore K. Kyle reports professional fees from Gelesis, Novo Nordisk, and Nutrisystem. Joseph Nadglowski, Jr. […]

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Focused Practice Designation in Metabolic Bariatric Surgery

Focused Practice Designation in Metabolic Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2022

by Eric J. DeMaria, MD Dr. DeMaria is Professor and Chief, Division of General/Bariatric Surgery; Department of Surgery Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(1):16. Abstract […]

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Obesity Medicine and a Call to Action: Weight Recidivism Post Weight Loss Surgery and the Argument for Mandatory Medical Weight Management as a Postoperative Standard within Bariatric Surgery Practices

Obesity Medicine and a Call to Action: Weight Recidivism Post Weight Loss Surgery and the Argument for Mandatory Medical Weight Management as a Postoperative Standard within Bariatric Surgery Practices

| August 1, 2020

by Stephanie Therrien, BSc, and Juliana Simonetti, MD, ABOM Diplomate Ms. Therrien is with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Simonetti is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Bariatric Medical Program, Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes/ Department of Surgery, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. FUNDING: No funding was […]

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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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Preventing Burnout by Keeping Sane at Work

Preventing Burnout by Keeping Sane at Work

| January 1, 2020

by Carl Pesta, DO, FASMBS Dr. Pesta is with McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(1):19. Hey! Stop it. You’re killing yourself! Have you ever thought about why you’re tired all the […]

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Socioeconomic Factors Impacting Obesity Care: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Clinical Practice

Socioeconomic Factors Impacting Obesity Care: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Clinical Practice

| December 1, 2018

by Katie Chapmon, MS, RD Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Abstract: Individual health behaviors, clinical care, and physical environment are all influenced by social and economic factors. […]

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Which Bariatric Surgery is Best for My Patient? Guiding Patients Toward Optimal Surgical Treatment for Obesity While Supporting Autonomy

Which Bariatric Surgery is Best for My Patient? Guiding Patients Toward Optimal Surgical Treatment for Obesity While Supporting Autonomy

| November 1, 2018

by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP; Matthew M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP; Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD; and Enrique F. Elli, MD Drs. Ames and Elli are with the Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. Drs. Clark and Grothe are with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, […]

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Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

| July 1, 2018

by Eric DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Christa Trigilio-Black, PA-C Dr. DeMaria is Bariatric Surgeon, Bon Secours General Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia; President-elect, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Trigilio-Black is Bariatric Surgery, Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, Suffolk, Virginia; Integrated Health Executive Council, Member-at-Large, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery […]

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