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Sun-Gazette - December 14, 2017
Local woman undergoes procedure to lose 100 pounds
The procedure entails using miniature sutures to sew the walls of the stomach together, shrinking it by about 70 percent, said Dr. Vivek Kumbhari, director of bariatric endoscopy for Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, who performed Peck’s procedure. The whole thing is done using an endoscope that enters the stomach through the mouth, so no cuts are made.
WUSA 9 - November 28, 2017
Obesity continues to be a major problem in the US
Dr. Kumbhari refashioned Christie's stomach by first attaching a suturing system to an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera. The endoscope is then inserted down the mouth and into the stomach. The camera allows him to see where to place 8-12 sutures in the stomach. When the sutures are tightened, the walls of the stomach come together.
Baltimore Style - April 2017
“Until recently, there hasn’t been anything in between medical therapies and traditional bariatric surgery. That’s where endoscopic weight-loss surgery comes in,” says Dr. Vivek Kumbhari, director of bariatric endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who runs the Johns Hopkins Concierge Weight Loss Program. What all of these new approaches have in common, Kumbhari says, is that they are fairly quick, cause minimal pain, leave no scars and are reversible.
New York Times - October 1, 2016
The Shame of Fat Shaming
Sadder still is the finding that people who are obese often share the same attitudes toward fat people as the rest of society. That, said Dr. Kimberly Gudzune of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “is one of the things I find most challenging and unique with weight stigma.” Fat people, she reports, actually stigmatize themselves.
Consumer Reports - August 24, 2016
Meal Delivery Services Put Dinner on Your Doorstep
“A lot of the marketing for these kits focuses on ‘freshness,’ so there’s a perception that the meals are also healthy,” says Kimberly Gudzune, M.D., M.P.H., an obesity-medicine expert and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine…. Our biggest concern was the high sodium content of many of the meals. “That’s what I worry about,” Gudzune says.
WYPR-FM - February 17, 2016
Smart Nutrition: Which weight-loss plans are most effective?
Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, a board-certified internal medicine, obesity and public health specialist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, tells “Maryland Morning” host Tom Hall what she and her co-researchers found by comparing hundreds of weight loss programs to determine if they incorporate medically recommended elements that have been proven to work.
Reuters - February 10, 2016
Study: A Good Weight Loss Program is Hard to Find Online
"Weight-loss programs that follow the expert guidelines exist, however, they are few and far between,” said senior study author Dr. Kimberly Gudzune of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
Vox Science & Health - November 25, 2015
"Are you really going to eat that cake?" and other things you should never say to a loved one who's gained weight
Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, said weight gain can often be a symptom of extreme stress or depression. Blindsiding your family member with your concerns about his weight might just increase his stress at a time when he isn't ready or equipped to address the issue.
Annals of Internal Medicine - April 7, 2015
Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs; An Updated Systematic Review
Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and her colleagues searched the scientific literature for studies on 11 commercial weight-loss programs. In their results, they assessed which ones have the best data to support them.
- Reuters: Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Better Commercial Diet Choices
- CBS News: Best Ways to Lose Weight
- Today: 2 Diet Programs Get Top Marks for Long-Term Weight Loss
- Time: Which Weight-Loss Diet Works Best?
- ABC News: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Get Best Marks in Diet Review
- Yahoo Health: There Are Only Two Weight Loss Systems That Actually Work, Says Science
- UPI: Study Finds Only Two Effective Weight Loss Programs
- Vox: Diet Programs Promise Big Weight-Loss Results
- International Business Times: Weight Loss - Most Commercial Programs Can't Show Long-Term Success, Study Exposes $2.5 Industry
- Fox News: Most Commercial Weight Loss Programs Aren't Backed By Scientific Evidence, Study Says
- US News & World Report: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds
Live Science - May 28, 2013
Obesity Bias Common Among Medical Students
The practice of doctor shopping among overweight patients may be a result of negative experiences with the health care system, whether that be off-putting comments made by office staff, unsolicited weight-loss advice from providers or improperly sized medical equipment and office furniture, said the study leader, Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.
NPR - May 27, 2012
Overweight People Are More Apt to Ditch Doctors
New York Times - April 29, 2013
Are Doctors Nicer to Thinner Patients?
UPI - April 22, 2013
Study: Doctors show less empathy, concern to the overweight
U.S. adults who are overweight often say they avoid doctors because they are judgemental of their weight - and U.S. researchers say that they may have a point.
The Doctors - October 21, 2010
Botox for Weight Loss
Learn about a new, non-surgical procedure offered by the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center that can result in moderate weight loss for approximately 3-6 months.
American Medical News – November 23, 2009
Physicians have less respect for obese patients, study says
Read about why some physicians may have less respect for obese patients. Additional information can be found by reading Johns Hopkins Medicine press release about why these negative attitudes by doctors can affect patients’ overall health.
Time Healthland – October 22, 2009
Just a little respect? Not for obese patients
Health24 – October 27, 2009
Docs have no respect for obese