Tag: Editorial Message

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

| September 1, 2022

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, 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 a […]

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An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

| September 1, 2022

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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Always Improving

Always Improving

| August 1, 2022

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, 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 had the pleasure of attending the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference in Chicago just a […]

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Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

| August 1, 2022

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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Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

| July 1, 2022

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, This editorial comes after our first in-person annual meeting of the American […]

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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

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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Shoulders of Giants

Shoulders of Giants

| June 1, 2022

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we are highlighting the Mentorship Program […]

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Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

Anti-obesity Medications: What to Consider

| June 1, 2022

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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Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

| May 1, 2022

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, With this issue, we are on the precipice of our first return […]

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Mental Health and Obesity

Mental Health and Obesity

| May 1, 2022

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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