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Doctors & Providers
|Tiffany Beckman, MD, MPH|
Endocrinologist; Weight Management Specialist
|Charles Billington, MD|
Endocrinologist, Weight Management Specialist
|Andrea Finnigsmier, BSN, RN|
RN Care Coordinator
|Tasma Harindhanavudhi, MD|
|Nisha Kumar, RN|
|Sarah A. R. Schlichting, RN|
|Shalamar Sibley, MD, MPH|
|Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD|
|Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD|
Surgeon, Director of Bariatric Surgery
|Kristi Kopacz, PA-C|
|Daniel Leslie, MD|
|Donna Schneider, NP|
|Shannon Johnson, RD|
|Danielle Lausted, RD|
|Barb Sampson, MS, RN|
|Joyce Schone, RD, LD|
|Bridget Slusarek, BSN, RN|
In the News
10th Annual Bariatric Education Days: New Challenges
May 21-22, 2014
Course Directors: Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Daniel Leslie, MD; and Bridget Slusarek, BSN, RN
Join us in celebrating a decade of bariatric education. This event is for bariatric surgeons, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, insurance company medical directors and hospital administrators. For more information or to register, go to the University of Minnesota's Continuing Medical Education page.
In the News
Weight Loss Surgery Can Aid Diabetics
A major study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows weight loss surgery can help diabetes achieve better health. Those benefits need to be weighed against the risks of surgery, notes Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD. The Star-Tribune reports.
Study Yields Surprising Results
In this article,Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, is interviewed about a major three-year study that examined which is better at controlling type 2 diabetes: gastric bypass surgery or lifestyle management.
Clinical trials focused on patients who were mildly or moderately obese
Adding a gastric bypass surgery to lifestyle and medical management can benefit mildly to moderately obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. A landmark study led by Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, showed that these patients who had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass had a greater likelihood of achieving their weight-loss goals than patients who did not.
An article on the study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article is called:
"Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Intensive Medical Management for the Control of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia."