HomeBreaking WLS NewsWeight Loss Surgery Channel Highlights Hot Topics in Bariatric Medicine gwhqadmin June 27, 2009 Breaking WLS News 5 Comments The Weight Loss Surgery Channel shone a spotlight on hot topics ranging from post-operative patient support to legislative initiatives aimed at curbing America’s obesity crisis during its wrap up show at the close of the 26th annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. From single-incision surgical techniques to the focus on patient post-op support to the controversy surrounding medical tourism, the 26th annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) provided plenty of fodder for discussion among those in the medical field. Bariatric surgeon Dr. David Provost joins Craig Thompson, president of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, Executive Producer Leslie Thompson, and Yvonne McCarthy, host of WLS Journeys, to discuss the key takeaways from the conference, and the important work of the ASMBS Foundation. Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player. 5 Responses Toni June 28, 2009 I had gastric bypass 6 years ago lost 100lbs in the last year and half put on 60lbs so had the band done but after all that i’ve learned they are just tools and i have to think right and eat right so now i’m in a weight battle all over again. Sean June 28, 2009 Great video! Could not agree more; post opperative care is the KEY!! Thanks for all that you do! Keep it up and look forward to more. Sean June 28, 2009 Great video! Could not agree more; post opperative care is the KEY!! Thanks for all that you do! Keep it up and look forward to more. BTW I love your blog! Zola Lander June 28, 2009 Great wrap up show!!!! Lots of excitement but relaxed and informal. Love this somuch better than the “stuffy” shows you see on network TV. Looking forward to speaking with you and hearing from you again soon! Lisa Slaughter July 4, 2009 I had gastric bypass in October of 2006 and lost 130 pounds. I am so glad my doctor – Thomas Sonnanstine – knew how very important post op support is. He has a wonderful support program… meetings, nutritionist, psychologist, exercise expert and makes himself available to his patients whenever they have questions. It has made all the difference in being able to maintain my weight loss!