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At the recent XXIV IFSO World Congress in Madrid, Spain, Professors Jean-Marc Chevallier (Bariatric Surgeon at Hospital European Georges Pompidou, Paris, France) and Jan Willem Greve (Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Zuyderland MC, Heerlen, and Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands) addressed some of the incorrect myths surrounding the LAP-BAND® System.

Case study

In a case study from Russia, investigators report on their first experience of laparoscopic adjustable banded sleeve gastrectomy with one year follow-up to treat a super-super obese patient.

Meeting announcement

The Frankfurter Meeting takes place every second year and since 1999 has become one of the most famous international meetings in the field of bariatric surgery. Organized by the president elect of IFSO, Prof Rudolf Weiner, and his daughter and surgeon Sylvia Weiner, MD, the meeting will again take place in a historic atmosphere in the very city centre of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Patient pathways

The role of a psychologically led Tier 3 multi-disciplinary intensive weight management intervention as part of a bariatric surgery pathway

Chinese T2DM assessment

Study finds that waist circumference is the most appropriate measure for identifying patients who could develop T2DM.

Obesity paradox

Two studies including a combined 107,000 subjects have reported that people can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, and patients with heart disease have a reduced risk of dying if they are overweight or obese, while underweight and normal weight heart disease patients have an increased risk.

Banding the sleeve

Dr MAL Fobi, a world-renowned bariatric surgeon and past president of the International Federation for the Society of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (IFSO), discusses the viability of banding the sleeve gastrectomy.

Pharmaceutical evaluation

The processes used to evaluate pharmaceutical interventions to treat obesity could be transformed, according to a new report.

Bariatric surgery in…

Bariatric surgery in Russia is safe and the number of procedures is increasing according to data from the Russian National Bariatric Registry.

Head to head

An article in issue 11 of Bariatric News raised a debate among our readers - is psychosocial assessment always necessary?