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Editorial Message: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrctomy “failure”— a “first step” to a second long-term final approach

| July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the July 2010 issue of Bariatric Times. I hope that all who attended this year’s meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which took place June 21–26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, enjoyed the presentations and exhibits.

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The use of robots in bariatric surgery—evaluating the evidence before being glamoured by new technology

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Members of The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships meet for the first time— pledge to maintain transparency and continue postgraduate education in bariatric surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

May 2010 Editorial Message Dear Readers: I just returned from the 12th annual World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, meeting in Washington, DC, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the precise organization and size of the meeting. I would like to congratulate Drs. Salky, Herron, and Schlachta for organizing this fantastic program. […]

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Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Lower Body Mass Index—Are We There Yet?

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the March issue of Bariatric Times.

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Editorial Message: Overcoming insurance coverage barriers for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and follow-up bariatric procedures—hope for 2010

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: As I write this message, I am preparing for the 9th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium being held February 14 to 17, 2010, in Coral Gables, Florida. This month’s issue of Bariatric Times is a special one for those of us who are passionate about bariatric surgery.

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Be alert to the silent but serious comorbidities of obesity

| January 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: In this issue of Bariatric Times, we present three articles that discuss frequent medical conditions that relate to the obesity disease and bariatric surgery. These conditions are osteoarthritis (OA), fatty liver infiltration/nonalcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH), and marginal ulcerations (MUs).

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Looking forward to 2010—more advances in the prevention and treatment of obesity

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: We close the year 2009 with another issue of Bariatric Times filled with excellent articles that I am sure you will enjoy reading. I would like to highlight the article by Tracy Martinez on pain management in the postoperative bariatric patient. Most of our patients present with a history of osteoarthritis and joint […]

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Editorial Message: Where’s the IRB for SILS?

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Collegues: I just returned from the American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the mathematical organization and size of the meeting. There were thousands of surgeons present, buses going back and forth, and the never-ending walk through the Moscone center. The […]

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