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Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD Both from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants This third installment of our newest Bariatric Times column serves to answer all of your legal, managerial, treatment-related, and universal bariatric questions. Keep in the loop simply by reading your fellow […]

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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 Value of Ongoing Psychological Support for the Bariatric Patient, Surgeon, and Multidisciplinary Team

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN From the Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Address for correspondence: Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN, Saint Mary’s Center for Health, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 645 N Arlington Ave., Suite 200, Reno, NV 89503; Phone: (775) 770-3174; […]

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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. Address for Correspondence: Professor Paul O’Brien, Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia; E-mail: paul.obrien@med.monash.edu.au. Background Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has now been available through […]

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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. Correspondence address: Kathleen Renquist, BS; University of Iowa, Department of Surgery, 4125 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa […]

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DEPOSITIONS: What Your Lawyer May Have Forgotten To Tell You

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD, is from Little Victories™ Medical/Legal Consulting & Training in Onondaga, Michigan. Introduction If you are working as a healthcare provider in the US, chances are exceptionally high that you will at some point be called as a witness or a defendant in […]

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Protein Basics

Protein Basics

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Jacques, ND Dr. Jacques is a naturopathic doctor with more than a decade of expertise in medical nutrition and serves as Chief Science Officer for Catalina Lifesciences LLC, in Irvine, California. Introduction Protein is like a mantra for most patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. Eat protein first. Eat more protein. Use […]

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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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Citizens Bariatric Center, Victoria, Texas

Citizens Bariatric Center, Victoria, Texas

| May 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. The lead staff at Citizens Bariatric Center consists of two full-time bariatric surgeons and a nurse coordinator. There are many departments with individual directors, all of whom are members of a multidisciplinary team that meets on a monthly basis. These include […]

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