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Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

| April 1, 2020

 by STEVEN G. LEEDS, MD, FACS, and MARC. A. WARD, MD Dr. Leeds and Ward are Assistant Clinical Professors of Surgery at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas. Dr. Leeds is the Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Dr. Ward is Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Research and Simulation at Baylor University […]

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The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation

| March 1, 2020

This activity expired March 1, 2022. Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Ms. Martinez is Department Editor of Integrated Health Continuing Education for Bariatric Times; and Program Director of Wittgrove Bariatric Center in Del Mar, California. A Message from the Department Editor Dear Colleagues: It is with great pleasure to present this month’s continuing education article, titled […]

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Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

| March 1, 2020

by Lauren E. Bradley, PhD Dr. Bradley is with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: A substantial subset of patients with obesity experience weight regain […]

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Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

| March 1, 2020

by Marguerite Dunham, CRNP, FNP, MSN, CBN Ms. Dunham is Program Coordinator for the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Abington-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is considered to be an effective […]

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Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

| February 1, 2020

by Frank Villa, MD, and Bipan Chand, MD, MBA Drs. Villa and Chand are with the Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is a well-established means of effective […]

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Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

| December 1, 2019

This activity has expired. Course Overview Despite the American Society for Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS) Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines first published in 2008 (Aills L, Blankenship J, Buffington C, et al. ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weigh Loss Patient. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008;4(5 Suppl): S73-108.), vitamin deficiencies following bariatric and metabolic surgery […]

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Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

| November 1, 2019

by Christine Ren Fielding, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ren Fielding is Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery; and Director, NYU Langone Weight Management Program in New York, New York. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this […]

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“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

| October 1, 2019

by Alexis Conason, PsyD, and Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW Dr. Conason is in private practice in New York, New York. Ms. DuBreuil is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Research […]

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At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

| September 1, 2019

by Michael W. Foster, MD; Colleen M. Tewksbury, PhD, RD; Gerard Hoeltzel; Noel N. Williams, MD; J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Drs. Foster, Tewksbury, Williams, and Dumon and Mr. Hoeltzel are with the Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center, and Drs. Foster […]

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Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2019

by Kasey P.S. Goodpaster, PhD Dr. Goodpaster is with the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric & Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Funding: No funding was provided Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is the most durable and effective treatment option for morbid obesity, and patients […]

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