CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 16, ISSUE 7, JULY 2019

The Obesity Pandemic: Latest Findings and Treatment Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

The Obesity Pandemic: Latest Findings and Treatment Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

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 […]

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Teams Exemplify Best Practice in Quality and Safety

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Teams Exemplify Best Practice in Quality and Safety

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, This month we celebrate the one-year anniversary of “Raising the Standard,” […]

Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA Dr. Bays is the Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Chief Science Officer for the Obesity Medicine Association; Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, as well […]

Who Will Take Home a 2019 LEAD Award?

Who Will Take Home a 2019 LEAD Award?

Do you know an ASMBS member who has shown outstanding dedication to the mission of the ASMBS Foundation, made contributions to patient safety, is an exemplary educator, or has made breakthroughs in surgical methods?  Let us know by nominating them for one of our seven annual LEAD Awards at www.ASMBSFoundation.org/lead. Outstanding Achievement. The ASMBS Foundation’s […]

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 […]

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

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: 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, […]

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

Raising the Standard: 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. […]

PAST ARTICLES

Collaboration in Action: Seizing the Opportunity to Partner Across Disciplines

Collaboration in Action: Seizing the Opportunity to Partner Across Disciplines

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 we know, obesity affects patients in all 50 states, from […]

How Impactful is Gene Analyzation in Identifying Patients at Risk for Obesity, Resistance to Weight Loss?

How Impactful is Gene Analyzation in Identifying Patients at Risk for Obesity, Resistance to Weight Loss?

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, Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about obesity and genetics, specifically testing designed […]

Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

by Payal Sharma, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CBN, and Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC Ms. Sharma and Dr. Nam are with the Yale University School of Nursing in Orange, Connecticut. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is a well-established […]

Marginal Ulcer Perforation and Concurrent 360-degree Twisted Roux Limb Volvulus following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Case Report

Marginal Ulcer Perforation and Concurrent 360-degree Twisted Roux Limb Volvulus following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Case Report

by Brook E. Porter, BS; Lindsey E. Goldstein, MD, FACS, FASCRS; and Jeffrey E. Friedman, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Porter and Dr. Friedman are with the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Goldstein is with the University and Florida and Malcolm Randall […]

An Interview with Dr. Eric J. DeMaria: ASMBS President 2018–19

An Interview with Dr. Eric J. DeMaria: ASMBS President 2018–19

By Eric J. DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2018-2019) and Professor and Chief of the Division of General/Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The […]

Are You AWARE? ASMBS Foundation Launches New Program

Are You AWARE? ASMBS Foundation Launches New Program

A Message from Foundation President Rami Lutfi, MD Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we approach the second half of 2019, I am excited to share with you new initiatives taking place within the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation. We began the year under the leadership of a new Executive Director, Michael […]

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