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The Battle for Access to Care for Treatment of Obesity

The Battle for Access to Care for Treatment of Obesity

| April 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is the Medical Director at Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is Co-Chair of Access to Care Committee and Secretary/Treasurer for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(4):11–15

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Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

| October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Introduction Retrograde intussusception, known in our bariatric office as RINT, is also called reverse intussusception or antiperistaltic intussusception. Retrograde describes the direction the bowel intussuscepts—from distalto proximal (Figure 1). The much more common is operistaltic or antegrade intussusception, where the bowel intussuscepts from proximal to distal, is seen in children and adults. Antegrade intussusception is […]

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Conveying Empathy: Why Are We Still Struggling?

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Background There are an estimated 93 million Americans who are obese and an estimated 12 million suffering from morbid obesity. This life-threatening disease in and of itself affects one’s mobility and quality of life, and creates social stigmas.[1] Studies suggest a considerable increase in this disease among all groups […]

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Managing the Body Contour Concerns of the Post-Bariatric Patient

Managing the Body Contour Concerns of the Post-Bariatric Patient

| April 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Joseph F. Capella, MD, FACS Dr. Capella is the Chief of the Division of Post Bariatric Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Many individuals who have achieved […]

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Physiology of the Bariplastic Patient

| March 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

by Marcelo M. Ghersi, MD; Martin I. Newman, MD, FACS; Michel C. Samson, MD, FRCS(C), FACS; and Laura DeOliveira, PC-S

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Space Planning for the Bariatric Patient

Space Planning for the Bariatric Patient

| March 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Marylou Muir, RN, COHN

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Recognizing Trends in Preventing Caregiver Injury, Promoting Patient Safety, and Caring for the Larger, Heavier Patient

Recognizing Trends in Preventing Caregiver Injury, Promoting Patient Safety, and Caring for the Larger, Heavier Patient

| March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, MA, WOCN, CBN, PhD Dr Gallagher is a certified bariatric nurse, licensed healthcare risk manager, and wound ostomy continence nurse. Safety initiatives seem to transcend every aspect of healthcare. The Surgical Review Corporation Centers of Excellence (COE) efforts have integrated safe patient handling either directly or indirectly into at […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Operable Disease?

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Operable Disease?

| December 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Ricardo Cohen, MD

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Meet the REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band

| November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Sonnanstine, MD Dr. Sonnanstine is Medical Director, Tristate Surgical Weight Loss Center, St. Luke West Hospital, Florence, Kentucky.

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The Link Between Sleep Loss and Obesity: Understanding the Mechanisms Responsible for Weight Gain with Sleep Deprivation

| June 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD Florida Hospital Celebration Health

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