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Revision Procedures for Failed Gastric Bypass

| September 10, 2007 | 15 Comments

by Manish Parikh, MD; Marc Bessler, MD Both from Center for Obesity Surgery, Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

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Thighlift After Bariatric Body Contouring Surgery

Thighlift After Bariatric Body Contouring Surgery

| September 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Michele Shermak, MD, FACS Dr. Shermak is Chief of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Urinary Calculi and Bariatric Surgery

Urinary Calculi and Bariatric Surgery

| September 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Carolyn F. Langford, DO; Verena Mueller; and Gamal M. Ghoniem, MD, FACS All from Cleveland Clinic Florida

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The Value of Support

| June 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Houk, RN, BSN Margi Houk, RN, BSN, is a case manager with Saint Mary’s Health Plans, Reno, Nevada. My Journey to Surgery I have struggled with my weight since my birth. It is a family disease; my older brother has also dealt with a lifelong battle against morbid obesity and all of its […]

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The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP,and Kathy Keenan Isoldi, MS, RD, CDE Dr. Aronne is Former President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored more than 40 papers and book chapters on obesity, and edited the National Institutes of Health […]

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The LAP-BAND AP™ System: The Platform Advances

The LAP-BAND AP™ System: The Platform Advances

| June 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

by Paul E. O’Brien, MD Dr. O’Brien is from the Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Background Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has now been available through most of the world for more than 12 years with the introduction of the LAP-BAND® System in 1993.[1] By the mid-1990s, this approach […]

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The International Bariatric Surgery Registry

The International Bariatric Surgery Registry

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD, FACS; and Kathleen E. Renquist, BS Dr. Mason and Ms. Renquist are from The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Surgery; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Abstract Objective: To report the 20-year experience of a large data repository for surgical treatment of […]

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Kitchen Management for the Bariatric Patient

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Dave Fouts Dave Fouts is the corporate chef for Western Bariatric Institute (www.westernbariatricinstitute.com) and Imetobolic. You can visit www.chefdave.org for free recipes, grocery shopping planning lists, weekly meal planners, and more. Introduction “Eating out saves time and works well within my schedule.” I challenge this statement all the time; however, there are pros and […]

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Laparoscopic Gastric Band Adjustments

Laparoscopic Gastric Band Adjustments

| May 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS Dr. Ponce is Director for Bariatric Surgery, Dalton Surgical Group, PC, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia. Introduction One of the key features of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) procedure is its adjustability.[1,2] The success of this procedure is directly dependent upon the optimal use of this capability. An adjustment […]

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Does Preoperative Weight Loss Predict Success with Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass?

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James N. Lau, MD, FACS; and Myriam J. Curet, MD, FACS Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University INTRODUCTION Obesity is a well recognized public health epidemic affecting not only the United States, but the world. “This insidious, creeping pandemic of obesity is now engulfing the entire world,” Australia’s Monash University professor Paul Zimmet, Chair […]

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