CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 16, ISSUE 11, NOVEMBER 2019

ObesityWeek 2019 and a New Featured Interview Series

ObesityWeek 2019 and a New Featured Interview Series

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, Another ObesityWeek is already upon us! I am looking forward […]

What Happens in Vegas I Hope Will Not Stay in Vegas!

What Happens in Vegas I Hope Will Not Stay in Vegas!

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 Colleagues: Happy Fall! Before I discuss ObesityWeek 2019 in Las Vegas, I would like to bring to your […]

Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

by Christine Ren Fielding, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ren Fielding is Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery; and Director, NYU Langone Weight Management Program in New York, New York. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this […]

Percutaneous Decompressive Jejunostomy for Treatment of Biliary Limb Obstruction After Duodenal Switch­—Case Report

Percutaneous Decompressive Jejunostomy for Treatment of Biliary Limb Obstruction After Duodenal Switch­—Case Report

by David F. Greenbaum, MD, FACS, and Gaurav Sharma, MD Drs. Greenbaum and Sharma are with the Department of Bariatric Surgery, Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Duodenal stump blowout after duodenal […]

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 1

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 1

Lilian Kow, BMBS, PhD, FRACS Director Adelaide Bariatric Centre; President International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Prof. Luigi Angrisani, MD Senior Consultant, IRCCS Multimedica, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Sesto S.Giovanni – Milano Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Lilian Kow, BMBS, PhD, FRACS, is the President […]

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

by Charmaine V. Gentles, DNP, ANP-BC, RNFA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Gentles is the Program Manager, Bariatric Surgery North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health and RNFA Program Coordinator & Supervising Clinical Faculty, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the […]

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, 2020. 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, 2020. 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: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

Raising the Standard: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

Through Collaboration Comes Improved Outcomes for Our Patients

Through Collaboration Comes Improved Outcomes for Our Patients

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, I am very grateful for a recent honor, as I […]

The Intersection Between Obesity and Cancer: How Weight Loss Affects Cancer Risk

The Intersection Between Obesity and Cancer: How Weight Loss Affects Cancer Risk

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 Colleagues: As you all are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought now is a […]

Collaboration in Action: Bariatric Endoscopy and Gastroenterology

Collaboration in Action: Bariatric Endoscopy and Gastroenterology

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH, FASGE Head of Advanced Endoscopy, Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota Manoel GalvÃo Neto, MD, MSc, FASMBS, FASGE Scientific Director of Endovitta Institute and Affiliate Professor of ABC Medical School—FMABC in Sao Paulo, Brazil Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, […]

“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

by Alexis Conason, PsyD, and Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW Dr. Conason is in private practice in New York, New York. Ms. DuBreuil is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Research […]

Genetics of Obesity and its Implications for Bariatric Surgery

Genetics of Obesity and its Implications for Bariatric Surgery

by Erik L. Bao, BS Mr. Bao is a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Obesity is a growing health epidemic that affects over 600 million people worldwide […]

The Bariatric Society of the Carolinas ASMBS State Chapter—Integrated Approach Adds Value

The Bariatric Society of the Carolinas ASMBS State Chapter—Integrated Approach Adds Value

by Rana Pullatt, MD, MS, MRCS, FACS, FASMBS, and Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD Dr. Pullatt is the Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Charleston VA Medical Center VISN-7 and Director of Robotics, and bariatric surgeon for the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.  Dr. […]

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