CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 16, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER 2019

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of Bariatric Times

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of Bariatric Times

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the September 2019 issue of Bariatric Times. This […]

We’re All in this Together: Uniting with Our International Partners to Address the Pandemic of Obesity

We’re All in this Together: Uniting with Our International Partners to Address the Pandemic of Obesity

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Friends and Readers, With the 24th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and […]

At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

by Michael W. Foster, MD; Colleen M. Tewksbury, PhD, RD; Gerard Hoeltzel; Noel N. Williams, MD; J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Drs. Foster, Tewksbury, Williams, and Dumon and Mr. Hoeltzel are with the Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center, and Drs. Foster […]

Women in Surgery Interviews

Women in Surgery Interviews

Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, ABOM Metabolic Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana Teresa L. LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM ASMBS Executive Council; Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, UnityPoint Clinic Weight Loss Specialists, Des Moines, Iowa Marina S. Kurian, MD, FASMBS Medical Director, Department of Surgery, Bariatric Division at New York University (NYU) […]

Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare

Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

The 2019 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Highlights

The 2019 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Highlights

by Lisa Hack Ms. Hack is a freelance writer. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(9):9–10. The 2019 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), which took place February 25 to 28, 2019, at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/BTCE-May2019 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by May 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-April2019 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by April 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-March2019 to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinNursing to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2019. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for dietitians. Earn 1.0 CPEU. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinDietitians to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity […]

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes—Nursing Accredited

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-September2018 to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by September 1, 2019. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: Using Telehealth to Provide Quality

Raising the Standard: Using Telehealth to Provide Quality

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Martin Doerfler, MD; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of […]

Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery Targeting Opioids (BSTOP): The Third MBSAQIP National Quality Improvement Project

Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery Targeting Opioids (BSTOP): The Third MBSAQIP National Quality Improvement Project

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

Raising the Standard: Utilization of the Electronic Medical Record to Facilitate Quality Improvement

Raising the Standard: Utilization of the Electronic Medical Record to Facilitate Quality Improvement

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in […]

Raising the Standard: Enhanced Recovery Goals in Bariatric Surgery (ENERGY): The Second MBSAQIP National Quality Improvement Project

Raising the Standard: Enhanced Recovery Goals in Bariatric Surgery (ENERGY): The Second MBSAQIP National Quality Improvement Project

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

Raising the Standard: Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

Raising the Standard: Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Sameera Khan, RD, PA-C,MBA Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, […]

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by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dear Friends and Readers, As 2019 marks the five-year anniversary of the Metabolic and […]

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by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, and has served as a Principal Investigator for over 500 clinical trials. He is Chief Science Officer for the Obesity Medicine Association, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, and a Diplomate of the […]

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