Bariatric Times

AUG 2017

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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30 Bariatric Times Buyers Guide 2017 Bariatric Times • August 2017 Products and Services Search here for products by category and subcategory. *Companies highlighted in blue have advertisements in this issue of Bariatric Times. ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING A POLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. LAP-BAND ® AP System Based on advanced technology and proven performance, the LAP-BAND ® AP is d esigned for reliability with 360° OMNIFORM ® technology. After more than 850,000 procedures worldwide, the LAP- B AND ® A P System still stands for being a safe, minimally invasive solution for healthy weight loss. ASSOCIATIONS/FOUNDATIONS AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY FOUNDATION The mission of the The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation is to raise funds for conducting research and education; increasing public and scientific awareness and understanding; and improving access to quality care and treatment of obesity and severe obesity. • Walk from Obesity The Walk from Obesity is the nation's largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. In cities all across the country, those focused on addressing obesity will join forces and walk to raise money for research, education, prevention, and treatment of obesity. • LEAD Awards The ASMBS Foundation's annual LEAD Awards bring together members of the ASMBS and the healthcare industry to honor individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. http://asmbsfoundation.org/lead • United We Step Challenge The ASMBS Foundation's United We Step Challenge is a virtual step challenge and awareness campaign. Participants from all over the country unite on one day during Obesity Week to take steps to fight obesity and raise funds to support the mission of the ASMBS Foundation. http://asmbsfoundation.org/united-we-step HERNIA REPAIR ETHICON INC. ETHICON SECURESTRAP ™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device T he ETHICON SECURESTRAP ™ 5 mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device allows for appropriate tissue capture and penetration to provide superior holding strength at various deployment angles. The unique, absorbable " strap" design uses two points of fixation to straddle mesh pores and fibers, including large-pore constructions. It delivers secure mesh fixation during the tissue integration period and helps prevent mesh migration. The strap design securely fixates a variety of meshes, including large-pore constructions. The unique polymer blend is essentially absorbed within 12 to 18 months. Fixation Devices ACCREDITATION PROGRAMS AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY ACS/ASMBS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have joined together to create a unified accreditation and quality improvement program (MBSAQIP) with the goal of providing an inclusive, value-based program that improves patient safety, decreases cost of care, improves access to care, and includes every surgeon providing metabolic and bariatric surgery. CINÉ-MED, INC. Bariatric Summit Explore leading edge clinical and technical innovations related to the advanced management and treatment of severe obesity. This course is designed to address the AMBS/IOM patient care, and medical knowledge competencies. Visit www.bariatricsummit.com for more info. ANESTHESIA HOVERTECH INTERNATIONAL AirWedge ™ Adjustable Positioning Device The AirWedge is an adjustable positioning device that inflates to lift and position the head and chest of a supine patient for easier ear-to-sternal notch positioning. OBESITY MEDICINE ASSOCIATION Membership in the Obesity Medicine Association is available for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians- in-training, and other healthcare professionals who want to advance their careers in obesity medicine. Learn more at www.obesitymedicine.org/join. THE VEGETUS FOUNDATION The Vegetus Foundations is dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS BARIATRIC ADVANTAGE Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement, ideal for both pre- and post- procedure care, features 27g of protein from whey protein isolate, 6g fiber, 1g of sugar, only 150 to 160 calories per serving, and is fortified with 20+ vitamins and minerals. Available in a variety of delicious flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, iced latte, orange cream, banana, creme, and cookies and cream. KetogenX Snack Bars & Crisps KetogenX Bars and KetogenX Crisps are an easy and delicious way to supplement protein postoperatively. Each low-carb, low-fat KetogenX Bar contains 5g of fiber and 12g of protein. KetogenX Crisps are a crunchy chip- like snack that provides 8g of protein per serving. Both are available in a variety of delicious flavors. Mesh ETHICON INC. ETHICON PHYSIOMESH ™ Flexible Composite Mesh Physiologically designed to complement your patient's every twist and turn. Surgeons can view anatomy of the abdominal wall through the mesh, and there are absorbable markers for orientation. ETHICON PHYSIOMESH mesh has sufficient memory for ease of deployment and clings to the abdominal wall to ease in placement and positioning. It is also trimmable and ready to use out of the package. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND B ARIATRIC SURGERY The American Society for Metabolic and B ariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of advancing the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases.

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