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Shoulders of Giants

Shoulders of Giants

| June 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we are highlighting the Mentorship Program […]

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Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

| June 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, I recently attended my first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It was the Obesity Medicine Association’s (OMA) Spring Obesity Summit, held in Atlanta, […]

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Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, With this issue, we are on the precipice of our first return […]

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Mental Health and Obesity

Mental Health and Obesity

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, The month of May is national Mental Health Awareness Month, so I wanted to mention it here, since mental health disorders and obesity both share […]

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We Have Lift-off!

We Have Lift-off!

| April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, By the time this editorial is read, the first ever Focused Practice […]

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Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

| April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  When I think about our patients and what […]

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Advocacy and Where to Start

Advocacy and Where to Start

| March 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, It can be completely overwhelming to try to figure out where to […]

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Increasing Awareness of Obesity

Increasing Awareness of Obesity

| March 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, This month marks two years from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States (US). I know I speak for many when I […]

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

| February 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, With my first editorial, I would like to take a moment and […]

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Treating Obesity Comprehensively…Now is the Time

Treating Obesity Comprehensively…Now is the Time

| February 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, With the start of the new year, losing weight is on the minds of many people. Often, plans are made to start a new diet […]

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