Tag: Dr. Raul Rosenthal

Editorial Message—United States Food and Drug Administration Recommends Extending Gastric Band Use to Patients with Body Mass Index Between 30 and 35kg/m2

| December 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear Readers: I have some great news to share with you as we finish the year 2010. The 10-member United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend the agency grant the request from Allergan Inc. (Irvine, California) to market its Lap-Band device to individuals with a body mass index (BMI) […]

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Editorial Message—Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

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Editorial Message: The decision to discharge patients should be the physician’s, not insurance carriers

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends: I am writing to you on my flight back from Washington, DC, where I attended the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Although I have plenty to share with you, I will try to concentrate on what I believe are the most important issues. First, I would like […]

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“Medical Tourism”—Dangerous for Patients and Difficult to Manage for Surgeons in the United States

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear Readers: Welcome to the September 2010 issue of Bariatric Times. I just returned from Long Beach, California, where I attended the 15th Annual International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) meeting under the direction and organization of Dr. Mal Fobi. This was the first time the conference took place in […]

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Bariatric surgery in adolescents with obesity—Careful consideration of each patient a must

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the August 2010 issue of Bariatric Times! Two very interesting articles, a difficult case presentation, and the 2010 Buyers Guide are the core contents of this month’s issue.

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Editorial Message: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrctomy “failure”— a “first step” to a second long-term final approach

| July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the July 2010 issue of Bariatric Times. I hope that all who attended this year’s meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which took place June 21–26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, enjoyed the presentations and exhibits.

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The use of robots in bariatric surgery—evaluating the evidence before being glamoured by new technology

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Members of The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships meet for the first time— pledge to maintain transparency and continue postgraduate education in bariatric surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

May 2010 Editorial Message Dear Readers: I just returned from the 12th annual World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, meeting in Washington, DC, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the precise organization and size of the meeting. I would like to congratulate Drs. Salky, Herron, and Schlachta for organizing this fantastic program. […]

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Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Lower Body Mass Index—Are We There Yet?

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the March issue of Bariatric Times.

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Editorial Message: Overcoming insurance coverage barriers for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and follow-up bariatric procedures—hope for 2010

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: As I write this message, I am preparing for the 9th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium being held February 14 to 17, 2010, in Coral Gables, Florida. This month’s issue of Bariatric Times is a special one for those of us who are passionate about bariatric surgery.

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