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Obesity in China

Obesity and related metabolic diseases are a major health concern in China according to the WHO, with overall rates of obesity less than 5% in the countryside but greater than 20% in some cities. It is the fastest-growing health problem in China and one of the most serious chronic conditions of our time. Approximately 92.4 […]

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Safety techniques in sleeve gastrectomy

This video presents an interview with Dr.Catalin Copaescu, the Chief Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery from Romania. He is a well respected expert on sleeve gastrectony and presents his strategies to prevent complicatins. The interview was recorded in 2012 at IFSO, during IBC Symposium. It illustrates an evolution in sleeve gastrectomy technique. Dr. Copaescu comented after […]

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Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East

This video presents and interview with Dr. Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri the Chief of Division of General, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery, Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi, and Surgeon Champion of ACS NSQIP at SKMC. He explains specifics of bariatric surgery in the region and the Middle East Bariatric Surgery Association (MEBSA) which […]

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Many ways to skin the sleeve fat cat!

Adrian Marius Nedelcu (Romania)   Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has evolved into a primary surgical treatment modality for morbid obesity. It has gained wide popularity as a sole bariatric procedure, now established as the most frequent bariatric procedure worldwide. A staged approach of morbid obese patient must be STILL considered, where a LSG is proposed […]

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Is It All About The Money?

Vinay Mehendale (India)    I remember the time it was not called bariatric surgery but Surgery for Morbid obesity. I read about it only in the books in the late eighties. I thought it should be called Morbid Surgery for Obesity. But I kept the thoughts to myself. In India, we did see some obese […]

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SADI-S

Interview with Andre Sanchez-Pernaute (Spain)    In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, do you make any difference between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? Approximately 15% of patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy  in my practice are going to be submitted to a second weight loss procedure, with no difference between those patients not reaching an adequate weight […]

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Interview with Hayssam Fawal (Lebanon)    In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, do you do discriminate between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? No. The indications are the same.   What is your experience with your procedure and what is the morbidity rate? I operated around 400 MGBs over the last 4 years. A revision was […]

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Transit Bipartition

Interview with Alper Celik (Turkey)   In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, do you differentiate between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? We deal with three parameters:  1. degree of weight loss,  2. resolution/remission of co-morbidities  3. quality of life and food tolerance.  I believe that in patients with early term weight loss insufficiency the problem […]

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SASI Bypass

Interview with Tarek Mahdi (Egypt) In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, do you differentiate between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? There is big difference between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain but the treatment for both are the same. If you repeat the same thing to expect better results, you will get worse than […]

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Re-sleeve Gastrectomy

Interview with Patrick Noel (UAE), Bogdan Moldovan (Romania)  In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, is there any difference between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? A clear distinction must be done between the two forms that define the weight loss failure. The insufficient weight loss at 12 months after the surgery represents % EBMIL of […]

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