Laparoscopic Mini-Gastric Bypass is Equivalent to Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (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. We welcome reader feedback on this important topic. Moderator: David Kerrigan, […]

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Obesity in the elderly: More complicated than you think

Dr Derrick Cetin is a renown expert working at the Cleveland Clinic, specialized in bariatric medicine, medical weight management, nutrition sciences, weight management, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, prediabetes, hypertension and non surgical  obesity management. International Bariatric Club has recently presented Dr Cetin’s review article on weigh loss surgery in elderly patients. We have paraphrased the […]

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5th Emergencies in Bariatric Surgery course

The 5th Emergencies in Bariatric Surgery course was held at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London on the 13th of December 2013. This course had a national and international faculty of bariatric surgery experts. The audience was varied and included general surgeons, registrars in training, bariatric surgery consultants as well as bariatric nurses and dieticians. In […]

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Long Term View of Bariatric Surgery.

Author: Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS Reproduced with permission from Owen Haskins, Editor, Bariatric News, issue 18, 2013 Bariatric News and IBC World News was delighted to speak with Professor Mervyn Deitel, one of the Founders of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 1983 in Iowa City and a President of the ASBS in 1995. He was […]

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Mini-Gastric (one-anastomosis) Bypass Becoming a Mainstream Bariatric Operation

This article is published with the kind permission of Bariatric News. To access the latest news regarding bariatric and metabolic surgery, please visit the website: The mini-gastric one-anastomosis bypass (MGB) was conceived by Dr. Robert Rutledge in USA 16 years ago, as a safe, rapid and effective bariatric operation.  The MGB has slowly gained proponents […]

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Author: Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS Thousands of years ago, our ancestors were hunter-gatherers – hunting, fishing, eating roots and berries (complex carbohydrates) – with occasional periods of famine.  They developed “thrifty” genes, which conserved energy in times of famine.  Then about 8,000 years ago, in Turkey, Egypt, Europe, Asia and America, farming began of wild […]

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Welcome to IBC World News!

IBC WORLD NEWS by Mervyn Deitel, MD Dr. Tomasz Rogula asked me to handle this IBC feature. Tt consists of well thought-out blogs, opinions and brief reports (not requiring references), directly related to Bariatric Surgery. These are to be emailed to me at, for rapid review. Formal journal papers are to be submitted instead to Haris Kwaja for consideration for […]

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