CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 16, ISSUE 3, MARCH 2019

How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

A GUEST Message from Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA Mr. Kyle is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition and advises The Obesity Society on advocacy. At Conscienhealth.org/news, he publishes a widely-read daily commentary that reaches an audience of more than 15,000 thought leaders in […]

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)

by Paul Davidson, PhD, and Pamela R. Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, MBA Dr. Davidson is from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, in Boston, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Davis is with Pam Davis Consulting in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Davis is with Pam Davis Consulting in […]

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

by Peter N. Benotti, MD; G. Craig Wood, MS; and Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Drs. Benotti, Wood, and Still are with the Geisinger Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. […]

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

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, […]

The State of the ASMBS Foundation

The State of the ASMBS Foundation

A Message from Foundation President Rami Lutfi, MD Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am happy to share with you that 2019 is off to a fantastic start for the ASMBS Foundation. In reflecting on the success of the Gala and Walk from Obesity program, it would not have been possible without the unwavering support of […]

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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 http://tinyurl.com/BTCE-Core4Part1-Nursing 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 […]

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 http://tinyurl.com/BTCE-Core4Part1-Dietetics 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 activity […]

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Go Online to Obtain Credit: http://tinyurl.com/BTCEDiabesity Instructions: 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 […]

Integrated Health Continuing Education: The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Dietitian Accredited

Integrated Health Continuing Education: The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Dietitian Accredited

TAKE THE POST-TEST HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBKYQCL Instructions: Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by April 26, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants will receive a certificate of completion by email. […]

Improving Adherence to Micronutrient Supplementation in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient Population—Dietitian Accredited

Improving Adherence to Micronutrient Supplementation in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient Population—Dietitian Accredited

*This is a Complimentary Continuing Education Activity* ACCREDITED FOR DIETITIANS (1.0 CPEU)! Take the test to submit for continuing education credit: Click HERE to access a PDF version of this article. Click HERE to access the post-test. *For NURSING Activity (1 Contact Hour, Expires February 1, 2018), Click HERE. Participants must read the designated article […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

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 […]

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018 Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018 Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General Surgery, MBS Director, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(1):8–9. […]

Raising the Standard: The Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career: An Overview of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

Raising the Standard: The Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career: An Overview of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS  This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General Surgery, MBS Director, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical […]

Raising the Standard: ProvenCare® Bariatric: The Influence of Team-based Care on the Value Equation in Healthcare

Raising the Standard: ProvenCare® Bariatric: The Influence of Team-based Care on the Value Equation in Healthcare

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General […]

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Column Editors Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania Dominick Gadaleta, MD, […]

Raising the Standard: American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference 2018

Raising the Standard: American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference 2018

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Column Editors Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania Dominick Gadaleta, MD, […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University in Stanford, California; and Past President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Bariatric Times. This month, […]

Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

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, By now, it is well known that the effects of obesity are far reaching, impacting nearly […]

Aspiration Therapy—An Emerging Endoscopic Device for Treatment of Obesity

Aspiration Therapy—An Emerging Endoscopic Device for Treatment of Obesity

by Dilhana Badurdeen, MD; Margo Dunlap, RN; Michael Schweitzer, MD; and Vivek Kumbhari, MD Drs. Badurdeen, Dunlap, and Kumbhari are with the Division of Gastroenterology and Dr. Schweitzer is with the Division of Surgery—all with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Dr. Khumbari is a consultant for Medtronic (Minneapolis, […]

Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Joseph R. Giacolone, BS; Isabella Guajardo, BA; Samuel Torres Landa, MD; Octavia Picket Blakely, MD, MHS; Noel N. Williams, MD; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Mr. Giacolone and Ms. Guajardo are with Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Landa is from Oregon Health & Science in Portland, Oregon. Drs. Picket Blakely, […]

Gastric Embolization— A New Alternative for the Treatment of Obesity?

Gastric Embolization— A New Alternative for the Treatment of Obesity?

by Diego López, MPH Mr. López is a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.The FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(2):18. The Medical Student Notebook This ongoing column explores the science behind obesity […]

YouTube® as a Source of Information on Healthy Weight  Loss Plans: A Snapshot Analysis of Information Quality

YouTube® as a Source of Information on Healthy Weight Loss Plans: A Snapshot Analysis of Information Quality

by Elizabeth A. Klumpp Ms. Klumpp is Vice President and Editorial Director for Matrix Medical Communications in West Chester, Pennsylvania. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(2):20–21. Introduction According to Pew Research Center, eight out of […]