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The 15th Annual  Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

The 15th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plus: The 3rd Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery Boca Raton, Florida • February 4–7, 2016 by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Rosenthal is Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; […]

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The Most Viewed Articles of 2015

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

These 10 articles were accessed most often on www.bariatrictimes.com in 2015 #1—Intestinal Complications after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass by Mustafa W. Aman, MD; Kimberley E. Steele, MD; Thomas H. Magnuson, MD; Anne O. Lidor, MD; Hien T. Nguyen, MD; and Michael A. Schweitzer, MD #2—Gastric Band Erosion into Colon and Stomach: Case Report and Review of […]

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The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Edward E. Mason The “Father of Bariatric Surgery,” Dr. Edward E. Mason founded The American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the first president of the ASBS and was instrumental in developing the International Bariatric Surgery Registry. He continues to dedicate his life to the […]

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Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month: ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief of […]

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Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women? […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by John G. Kral, MA, MD, PhD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kral is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology and former Director of Surgery at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He is past […]

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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient:  A Review of the Literature

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient: A Review of the Literature

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS, is Clinical Instructor and Fellow, Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(12):18–22. ABSTRACT Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Despite this elevated risk, no standardized risk assessment tools […]

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Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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