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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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, 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!

Author: Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS 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 […]

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

Authors: 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), […]

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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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