CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 14, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER 2017

Preparing to Care for the Bariatric Patient, Especially through an Accreditation Program, Keeps Our Patients at the Top of Our Agenda and Improves Their Outcomes

Preparing to Care for the Bariatric Patient, Especially through an Accreditation Program, Keeps Our Patients at the Top of Our Agenda and Improves Their Outcomes

| September 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida […]

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Addressing Childhood Obesity through Prevention and Treatment Strategies Remains an Important Piece in Improving the Current Obesity Epidemic

Addressing Childhood Obesity through Prevention and Treatment Strategies Remains an Important Piece in Improving the Current Obesity Epidemic

| September 1, 2017

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 Readers, September is National Childhood Awareness Obesity Month, and although many of us do not treat children […]

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Bariatric  Readiness: Economic and Clinical Implications

Bariatric Readiness: Economic and Clinical Implications

| September 1, 2017

by Georgina Temple, BSc (Hons), PT, NZRP; Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CBN, CSPHP; Jennifer Doms, NZRCompN, CNS; Michelle Tonks, BSc (Hons), PT, NZRP; Darnell Mercer, B.OT, NZROT; Debbie Ford, B.HSc (OT), NZROT Georgina Temple, Jennifer Doms, Michelle Tonks, Darnell Mercer, and Debbie Ford are from Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Susan Gallagher is […]

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Jejunal Interposition as a Definitive Treatment for Gastric Fistula after Sleeve Gastrectomy

Jejunal Interposition as a Definitive Treatment for Gastric Fistula after Sleeve Gastrectomy

| September 1, 2017

by Luis Fernando Zorrilla Núñez, MD; Pablo Gerardo Zorrilla Blanco, MD; Noé Núñez Jasso, MD; and Álvaro Tristán Peralta, MD Luis Fernando Zorrilla Núñez, MD; Pablo Gerardo Zorrilla Blanco, MD; Noé Núñez Jasso, MD; and Álvaro Tristán Peralta, MD, are from University Hospital, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: […]

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An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health Support Group Committee

An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health Support Group Committee

| September 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. A Message from the Column Editor: Dear Colleague, It seems like just yesterday we were in New Orleans, Louisiana, for ObesityWeek 2016, and here we are now on the doorsteps of ObesityWeek 2017. The ASMBS […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| September 1, 2017

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Current e-Edition

Current e-Edition

| August 1, 2017

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The Human Species is not only Being Affected and Threatened by “Global Warming,” but also by “Global Obesity”: Long-term Success in Obesity Management Depends Largely on Lifestyle Changes

The Human Species is not only Being Affected and Threatened by “Global Warming,” but also by “Global Obesity”: Long-term Success in Obesity Management Depends Largely on Lifestyle Changes

| August 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida […]

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Preference, Time Commitment Important in Helping Your Patients Choose and Stick to Their Exercise Routine

Preference, Time Commitment Important in Helping Your Patients Choose and Stick to Their Exercise Routine

| August 1, 2017

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 Readers, There are two recurring themes in my messages that often apply to various topics surrounding our […]

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Obesity Research and Its Influence on the Food Industry

Obesity Research and Its Influence on the Food Industry

| August 1, 2017

An interview with: Allen S. Levine, PhD Vice President for Research and Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota; President, The Obesity Society Introduction by Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Program Director, Bariatric Surgery Fellowship; Director of Bariatric Surgery, […]

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High-intensity Interval Training versus Traditional Exercise in Adults with Overweight and Obesity

High-intensity Interval Training versus Traditional Exercise in Adults with Overweight and Obesity

| August 1, 2017

by Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD Dr. Auriemma is from AMITA Health Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, Schaumburg, Illinois. Column Editors: Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/ Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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Spotlight on the Bariatric Program at BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital

Spotlight on the Bariatric Program at BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital

| August 1, 2017

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 […]

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HISTORY OF BARIATRIC SURGERY

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

| April 1, 2016

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Watch the Video: Robotic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Chief of Bariatric Surgery at the CHIREC Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, and St. Blasius General Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: 38 Years Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: 38 Years Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2016

by Rafael F. Capella, MD, FACS Dr. Rafael F. Capella was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the New Jersey Medical School of Newark, New Jersey, and a founding member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He was a director of the Division of Bariatric Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center at Hackensack, […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

| December 1, 2015

by John G. Kral, MA, MD, PhD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kral is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology and former Director of Surgery at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He is past […]

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Changing Paradigms with Metabolic Surgery Research

Changing Paradigms with Metabolic Surgery Research

| November 1, 2015

Dr. Ricardo Cohen is the Director of The Center for Obesity and Diabetes at Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is also former President of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Dr. Cohen is a member of the Editorial Board for Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Advisory Editor for […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

| October 8, 2015

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

| September 1, 2015

by Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS, FACN, CRCSc, FICS Dr. Deitel pioneered intravenous hyper-alimentation (total parenteral nutrition) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto in 1967 and began bariatric surgery in 1970, becoming a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Surgery at University of Toronto, performing 2,850 jejuno-ileal bypasses, gastroplasties, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses. Starting in the […]

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CHECKLISTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

| February 1, 2015

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 […]

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Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2015

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 […]

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Checklist#27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

Checklist#27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

| December 10, 2014

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 […]

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

| November 2, 2014

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 […]

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

| October 13, 2014

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 […]

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Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients

| September 17, 2014

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 […]

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