Tag: Dr. Jennifer Seger

2023! Will This Be the Year?

2023! Will This Be the Year?

| January 1, 2023 | 1 Comment

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, There is so much buzz in our space these days, I can’t help but think we are on the cusp of a major shift in […]

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Sleep Like a Baby…Really?

Sleep Like a Baby…Really?

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, If you have kids, you know there is nothing particularly peaceful or predictable about how babies sleep. Where did this saying even come from? With […]

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Physical Inactivity and Low Protein Intake: A Recipe for Disaster

Physical Inactivity and Low Protein Intake: A Recipe for Disaster

| November 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Individuals undergoing bariatric surgery are at a particularly high risk of losing excessive lean body mass, which increases the risk for the development (or worsening) […]

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Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

| October 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Much has been said and written to decry the validity of insurance-required preoperative weight loss as it pertains to outcomes. Indeed, there appears to […]

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An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, which seems timely as our children head back to school this fall. As a society, we strive for […]

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Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

| August 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, To date, bariatric surgery is the most proven approach to achieving effective, meaningful weight loss. While I do believe the research lags in terms of […]

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Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

| July 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Bariatric surgeons have the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), and before that it was the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD). […]

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Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

| June 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, I recently attended my first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It was the Obesity Medicine Association’s (OMA) Spring Obesity Summit, held in Atlanta, […]

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Mental Health and Obesity

Mental Health and Obesity

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, The month of May is national Mental Health Awareness Month, so I wanted to mention it here, since mental health disorders and obesity both share […]

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Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

| April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  When I think about our patients and what […]

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