CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 15, ISSUE 5, MAY 2018

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

A Message from Dr. John M. Morton John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the May 2018 issue of Bariatric Times. […]

Where Can You Find “Me”?

Where Can You Find “Me”?

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, After my editorial message in the March issue of Bariatric Times on the role of the […]

Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

by Jay B. Brodsky, MD Dr. Brodsky is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Abstract: A “rapid sequence induction” (RSI) has been […]

Composition and Salaries of the Integrated Health Professional Team in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Results of an ASMBS Survey

Composition and Salaries of the Integrated Health Professional Team in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Results of an ASMBS Survey

by Michelle R. Lent, PhD Dr. Lent is with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(5):11–12. Introduction Incorporating an […]

News and Highlights from Obesity Medicine 2018

News and Highlights from Obesity Medicine 2018

By Claudia Randall Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author is the executive director of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(5):14–15. Obesity Medicine is the Science of Hope Wendy Scinta, MD, the president of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), welcomed more than 660 physicians and other healthcare providers who gathered […]

IFSO 2018 Preview: 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2018 Preview: 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Dr. Himpens is an associate professor, université libre de Bruxelles Chief, bariatric-metabolic department CHIREC Delta hospital in Brussels, Belgium. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author is the current president of IFSO. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(5):17–18. A message from IFSO President Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Dear Readers, I am happy […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

A Message from Dr. John M. Morton John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the April 2018 issue of Bariatric Times. We […]

YWM2018: A Place for Your Patients and You

YWM2018: A Place for Your Patients and You

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, For individuals struggling with obesity, finding quality education about weight and health can feel like an impossible […]

Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. by Manoj Kanagaraj, BS, BA Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts Funding: No funding was provided […]

Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

by Ruchi S. Doshi, MD, MPH, and Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH Dr. Doshi is with the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Gudzune is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Funding: Kimberly A. […]

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Approves Intragastric Balloon

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Approves Intragastric Balloon

An interview with: Samer Mattar, MD, FACS, FRCS, FASMBS Medical Director, Swedish Weight Loss Services in Seattle, Washington, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(4):18–19. The […]

Walter Pories’ Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’ Cartoon Corner

CHECKLISTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

Checklist #27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

Checklist #26: Management of Complicated or Failed Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

Checklist #25: Diagnosis and Management of Strictures after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

BARIATRIC CENTER SPOTLIGHT

Bariatric Center Spotlight: Fairfield County Bariatrics, Southern Connecticut

Bariatric Center Spotlight: Fairfield County Bariatrics, Southern Connecticut

by Abe Fridman, DO, FACS, FASMBS Dr Abe Fridman is a partner at Fairfield County Bariatrics and is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Welcome to Fairfield County Bariatrics Fairfield […]

Bariatric Center Spotlight: Welcome to Bay Bariatrics in Coos Bay, Oregon

Bariatric Center Spotlight: Welcome to Bay Bariatrics in Coos Bay, Oregon

by Robin Stephenson, RN Robin Stephenson, RN, is the Bariatric Treatment Coordinator for Bay Bariatrics. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2017;15(1):24–25. Welcome to Bay Bariatrics Bay Bariatrics began 18 years ago as a joint venture between Bay Area […]

Spotlight on the Bariatric Program at BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital

Spotlight on the Bariatric Program at BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital

This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient care. by Vicky Blackard, RN, BBA, CBA Vicky Blackard, RN, is the program manager for Mease Dunedin Hospital’s bariatric program. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts […]

Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida

Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida

Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida Jacksonville, Florida by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, and Enrique F. Elli, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ames is the psychologist for the program and Dr. Elli is the Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus […]

Welcome to Yuma Regional Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program Yuma, Arizona

by Candice Jensen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Candice Jensen is surgeon and founder of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(4):25–28. Bariatric Center Spotlight: This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient […]

The Mount Sinai Health System Bariatric Surgery Collaborative

The Mount Sinai Health System Bariatric Surgery Collaborative

One Healthcare System, Three Distinct Sites by William B. Inabnet III, MD, FACS William B. Inabnet III, MD, FACS, is Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Eugene W Friedman Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, New York, New York Bariatric Times. 2016;13(1):25–29. Welcome to the Mount Sinai Health System Bariatric […]