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Bariatric Coverage for All Who Qualify!

I’m so fortunate to have been invited to participate in the Access to Care meeting for State Chapters of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Our group is hard at work to improve access to bariatric benefits for folks without insurance coverage for weight loss therapies . I will keep you all posted, and I really appreciate your support as I help represent this region of the United States!

Dr. Metz Invited to Present Loop Duodenal Switch Data at International Meeting

Dr. Metz Invited to Present Loop Duodenal Switch Data at International Meeting

I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to present our initial data on the Loop Duodenal Switch, or SIPS procedure, last week. While it was truly inspirational to meet face to face with other pioneers in the Surgical Community, my favorite comment came from the national study coordinator, who said, “You’re Dr. Metz? I thought you’d be older!”

Congratulations to our super-motivated and dedicated patients, colleagues, and support staff for this tremendous undertaking. I will keep you all posted as we move into final phases of the study…

Mindless eating

Mindless eating

We’ve all probably done it at one time or another. Whether it’s something to munch on while we’re working, watching TV, reading, visiting with friends or just passing the time. We’ve all been involved in that crazy activity known as mindless eating.

What we choose to eat and when is about as complex as the human mind itself. Cornell University researcher and food psychologist author Dr. Brian Wansink, quoted on the website Heart Sisters, says we make more than 200 decisions a day related to what we’re going to eat. These decisions are strongly – and usually unknowingly – influenced by what we can see, hear and smell when we are thinking about eating…