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Archive Bariatric Surgery Guide 2005

Editor's Page
Inside the Soaring Demand for Obesity Surgery

What It's Like to Be a Bariatric Surgery Patient
A Surgery Center administrator looks back at what motivated her to undergo weight-loss surgery — and how the small things meant so much to her care.

6 Bariatric Procedures: An Overview
What you need to know about the most common and the most investigational techniques.

How to Get Reimbursed for Bariatric Procedures
Here are the keys for creating selection criteria, obtaining insurance approvals and coding so you get reimbursed.

How We Built Our Bariatric Unit
Bigger bathrooms, bigger beds, sturdier toilets and a dedicated OR are among the modifications this hospital made when it added bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Economics
From equipment to supplies, what does it cost to do gastric bypass procedures?

Stopping Pain Before It Starts
Preemptive pain management should be a cornerstone of your bariatric surgery program, says a surgeon who has dedicated his practice exclusively to surgery for morbidly obese patients.

Preparing Your Practice for Adolescent Patients
Here's what to consider when performing bariatric surgery on teens.

What You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery Training
Factors to consider before you grant privileges.

Keys to a Successful Perioperative Program
Beyond the bypass, there must be education, support and exercise.

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
The popularity in gastric bypass surgery has sparked a new trend in plastic surgery: facelifts for figures.

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