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, Hot Topics in Bariatrics

Hot Topics in Bariatrics

Hot Topics in Bariatrics (HTB) is a new and exciting interactive program where the best bariatric literature will be analyzed and critiqued by experienced bariatric surgeons.

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, Aftercare in Bariatric Surgery: Your Patients Need You Now More Than Ever!

Aftercare in Bariatric Surgery: Your Patients Need You Now More Than Ever!

It’s no secret that weight loss surgery is only an early step in…

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It’s a Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat World!

The past 50 years have witnessed a rise in obesity, which has become almost universal. This initially occurred insidiously, until obesity, rather than famine, has become the most common form of malnutrition. The world has a problem, and it is getting worse. In the 1980s, particularly because of studies on identical twins reared apart, I […]

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Mini-Gastric Bypass – summary of the Course held the IFSO Congress, Montreal

Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS (Toronto, Canada) and Kuldeepak S. Kular, MD (Bija, India) Mini-Gastic (One-Anastomosis) Bypass Course held Aug. 27, 2014 at the IFSO Congress, Montreal (Reproduced with permission from Owen Haskins, Communications Manager, Bariatric News, Issue 22, page 8, Nov. 2014) All the Course presenters had published recent series with the MGB operation (OAGB), and […]

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, Global bariatric device market

Global bariatric device market

Bariatrics is the science which deals with the treatment of people who have extreme obesity and also its prevention.

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The truth about metabolic surgery

Advances in Surgery Channel: Throughout this televised conference, a vibrant discussion on the effectiveness of bariatric surgery as a solution to eliminate type 2 diabetes on patients suffering from morbid or not morbid obesity was provided. The Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, with its leader: Prof. Antonio Lacy,  together with the AIS Channel held a congress entitled: […]

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Obesity is the fastest-growing health problem in China

Obesity is the fastest-growing health problem in China, and one of the most serious chronic conditions of our time. Approximately 25% of the adult population is either overweight or obese, and 15.5%, about 92.4 million with diabetes.  Chinese surgeons have been active practitioners of bariatric and metabolic surgery and have accumulated extensive surgical experience. The […]

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Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Provides Long-Term Control of Type 2 Diabetes

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes […]

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Molecular Target for Sleeve Gastrectomy Effects

In today’s issue of Nature, Randy Seeley and his colleagues have published a mouse study suggesting that, one day, doctors might be able to mimic the beneficial effects of surgery without actually doing the surgery. That premise will seem crazy to most surgeons, and that’s because the conventional explanation for bariatric surgery’s effectiveness is mechanical. In […]

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Laparoscopic Gastric Stapling Procedures as a Replacement to Gastric Banding in the 21st Century? (IBC Istanbul 2013 Debate)

The following debate occurred at the 8th International Bariatric Club Symposium, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 28, 2013. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care  presents the edited transcript in partnership with IBC’s Symposium Director Haris Khwaja, MD, PhD, Co-Director Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD, and the participants. Moderator: Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Participants: Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, […]

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