Tag: Editorial Message

Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

| January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, I am honored to write this first editorial of 2023. I spent some time looking back over this last […]

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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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Surgical Friendsgiving

Surgical Friendsgiving

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, As I write this, both the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and the American Society for Metabolic and […]

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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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Is the House on Fire?

Is the House on Fire?

| November 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, With this month’s editorial, I felt like I should use this space and time to talk about burnout and […]

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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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A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

| October 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, I just had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 3rd International Bariatric Club (IBC) Oxford University […]

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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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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, One of my favorite country songs is “Timing is Everything” by Garrett Hedlund.  “It can happen so fast, or […]

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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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