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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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Surgery as sport

  Luc Lemmens (Turkey) Surgery should be more than a profession, more like a sport we look forward to perform.  In most of the cases surgery should be fun and not tiring. Therefor we need standardizing, standardizing and standardizing! Cases different from the standard should be brought back to the standard asap. Once that done, […]

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Bariatric surgery – Let’s make the world thin-k again!

Article by – Moshe Schein If you are a dedicated bariatric surgeon or inflicted with a strict, politically correct personality then this piece is not for you—continue reading, instead, the latest issue of Obesity Surgery (impact factor-3.6!) where you will find highly scientific and clinically relevant articles such as “Percutaneous Electrical Neurostimulation (PENS) of Dermatome T6 […]

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General Surgeons are from Mars, Bariatric Surgeons are from Venus

Article by – SAMIR JOHNA MD, MACM, FACS, FICS The latest US presidential elections taught us many things. Among others, it showed the role that the media plays in every aspect of life. It seems to me that “being impartial” in media reportage is far-fetched, and bias a universal language. The role of media coverage in […]

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Is it all about the money?

Article by – Vinay Mahendale India I remember from 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 […]

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BS means Bariatric Surgery, or…?

Article by – Matei Dordea UK Fortunately the bariatric guys in my hospital are very helpful. They take care of all their complications. It does not matter whether they are on call or not. We still go in to watch or help. What is missing from this bariatric good-or-bad discussion is an intellectual/philosophical debate inclusive of […]

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A German surgeon’s perspective

Article by – Dr. Mathias Kalkum As a general surgeon in a small rural hospital I usually remain quiet when my bariatric friends and colleagues argue about the latest and greatest procedures in their field. I try to keep up-to-date on what is currently en vogue and I try to understand the many resulting newly designed […]

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