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The 13th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

The 13th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 23–27, 2012 by Elias Chousleb, MD, and Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Chousleb is on the Scientific and Organizing Committee of WCES. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery; Assistant Clerkship Director, Surgery at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Zundel was President of 13th […]

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News and Trends—June 2012

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sleeve Gastrectomy With Transit Bipartition: A Potent Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity From Santoro S, Castro LC, Velhote MC, et al. Ann Surg. 2012 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]

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Sleeve Gastrectomy is Technically Simple, Requires Minimal Follow Up, and Results in Negligible Long-term Complications— What More Can We Ask For?

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: This month we share with you reviews and comments from Drs. Ed Mason and Walter Pories on the recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).[1,2] These prospective, randomized, controlled studies demonstrated that bariatric surgery in combination with medical therapy is far superior to medical therapy alone […]

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NEJMx2

NEJMx2

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEJMx2 Dear Bariatric Times Editor: In March, the New England Journal of Medicine published two important, prospective, randomized, and controlled series[1,2] that compared the outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) treated with intensive medical therapy versus a similar cohort treated with bariatric surgery.

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Myths Associated with Obesity and Bariatric Surgery—Myth 2: “Bariatric surgery induces weight loss primarily by mechanical restriction and nutrient malabsorption.”

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

May 2012 Exclusive Series: The Metabolic Applied Research Strategy Initiative Bariatric Surgery: Beyond Restriction and Malabsorption Myth 2: “Bariatric surgery induces weight loss primarily by mechanical restriction and nutrient malabsorption.” by Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD; Randy J. Seeley, PhD; and Jason L. Harris, PhD

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Closure of the mesenteric defects in an ante-colic ante-gastric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

May 2012 Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This month’s technique: Closure of the mesenteric defects in an ante-colic ante-gastric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass This Month’s Featured Experts: Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC Leon C. Hirsch Professor, Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery Chief,Section of Laparoscopic and Bariatric […]

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Trends in the Perception of Obesity

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW COLUMN: The Mentored Student Clinical Casebook First year medical students at Harvard Medical School are paired with a faculty member and a patient for the year. The student assignment is to go to all of the information sessions, and preoperative, introperative, and postoperative appointments. This column is a collection of the essays written by […]

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Ed Mason at Large

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

This ongoing column is dedicated to sharing with readers the life and  experiences of Dr. Edward Mason. Column Editor: Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Ms. Martinez is the Program Director for Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California.

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ASMBS News and Update—May 2012

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Robin L. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Taste Changes after Bariatric Surgery: What to Do when Your Patients Cannot Stand the Taste of Their Food

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nutritional Considerations in the Bariatric Patient This month: Taste Changes after Bariatric Surgery:  What to Do when Your Patients Cannot Stand the Taste of Their Food This Month’s Contributor: Jennifer Traub, RD, CNSC, Clinical Dietitian, Hurley Bariatric Center, Flint, Michigan

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