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Gastrointestinal Hormones and their Relationship to Bariatric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Hormones and their Relationship to Bariatric Surgery

| April 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

by Daniel J. Rosen, MD; and Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS Introduction When most of us learned about gastrointestinal physiology, cholecystokinin was an enzyme. It turns out that it is actually a powerful endocrine hormone as well. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract produces dozens of peptides that enter the circulation and cause a variety of effects relating […]

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Emerging Technologies—Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery: How and Why?

Emerging Technologies—Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery: How and Why?

| April 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

by Jenny Choi, MD; Luca Milone, MD; and Column Editor Marc Bessler, MD This ongoing column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date, concrete information on emerging technologies in the field. The first article in 2009’s Emerging Technologies series is authored […]

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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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Metabolic Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: A Review

| April 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Deborah Abeles, MD; Sajani Shah, MD; Scott A. Shikora, MD; and Michael E. Tarnoff, MD All are from the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

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What Bariatric Operation Would ASMBS Members Choose for Themselves? A Survey

| March 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Hien Nguyen, MD; Kimberley Steele, MD; Anne Lidor, MD; and Michael Schweitzer, MD All from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

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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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Patient/Family Support Groups in Japan: A Model to Ensure the Success of Bariatric Surgery

Patient/Family Support Groups in Japan: A Model to Ensure the Success of Bariatric Surgery

| March 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tetsuya Nakazato, MSW; Kazunori Kasama, MD; Takashi Oshiro, MD; Eri Kikkawa, RD; and Kazuko Sonoda, RN

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Nutrition: How to Achieve Weight Loss Success

| March 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

by Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN Ms. Goldenberg is from New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell College of Medicine of Cornell University, Department of Surgery, New York.

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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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