CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 15, ISSUE 7, JULY 2018

Introducing a New Column—“Raising the Standard”

Introducing a New Column—“Raising the Standard”

Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the July issue of Bariatric Times. This month we are pleased to introduce a new column called “Raising the Standard,” created for the purpose of highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Under the direction of Drs. Anthony Petrick and Dominick Gadaleta, “Raising the Standard” will […]

New Technology on the Horizon—“Bariatric Surgery in a Pill”

New Technology on the Horizon—“Bariatric Surgery in a Pill”

Dear Colleagues, Early last month, I came across an interesting headline—”Surgery in a Pill” Developed to Mimic Benefits of Bariatric Surgery on Type 2 Diabetes.1 In this article, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, reported on the development of a new material that effectively mimics the effects of the Roux-en-Y gastric […]

Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

by Eric DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Christa Trigilio-Black, PA-C Dr. DeMaria is Bariatric Surgeon, Bon Secours General Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia; President-elect, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Trigilio-Black is Bariatric Surgery, Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, Suffolk, Virginia; Integrated Health Executive Council, Member-at-Large, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery […]

Quantitative Versus Qualitative Monitoring of Neuromuscular Blockade in Patients with Morbid Obesity Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Differences in Residual Neuromuscular Block and Respiratory Complications

Quantitative Versus Qualitative Monitoring of Neuromuscular Blockade in Patients with Morbid Obesity Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Differences in Residual Neuromuscular Block and Respiratory Complications

by P. Ziemann-Gimmel, MD; Allison A. Goldfarb, DNP, CRNA; Meghan Connelly, MSN, CRNA; Ahmed Bata, MD; Robert Marema, MD; and Dmitry Tumin, PhD Drs. Ziemann-Gimmel and Bata and Mses. Goldfarb and Connelly are from the Department of Anesthesiology, Envision Healthcare Inc, Plantation, Florida, United States. Dr. Marema is from the Department of Surgery, Flagler Hospital, […]

Raising the Standard

Raising the Standard

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS 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 Surgery, MBS Director, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York. Funding: No funding was provided […]

Meeting Highlights: SAGES 2018

Meeting Highlights: SAGES 2018

by Col. Robert Lim, MD, FACS, FASMBS Col. Robert Lim, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is Associate Professor of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(7):18–19. The Society of American Gastrointestinal […]

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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 June 2018 issue of Bariatric Times. We […]

Weight Bias in a Weight Management Program? You Bet

Weight Bias in a Weight Management Program? You Bet

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, I recently heard an excellent lecture on weight bias by Dr. Scott Kahan.  He presented to a […]

Piranha in  the Shark Tank: An overview of pseudo health claims, unregulated weight loss supplements, and modern pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of obesity

Piranha in the Shark Tank: An overview of pseudo health claims, unregulated weight loss supplements, and modern pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of obesity

by Stephanie R. Therrien, BSc Bariatric Surgery Department, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 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(6):8–11. Introduction On January 21, 2018, in a unanimous decision, the biggest deal in the […]

Tube Gastrostomy Management for Acute Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks

Tube Gastrostomy Management for Acute Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks

by Jamil Luke Stetler, MD, FACS; S. Scott Davis, Jr., MD, FACS; Jahnavi K. Srinivasan, MD FACS; Arvinpal Singh, MD; Colin Johnson, PA-C; Ankit D. Patel, MD, FACS; Edward Lin, DO, MBA, FACS Dr. Stetler is Director of Bariatrics at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Dr. Davis is Associate Professor of Surgery […]

The Importance of Anesthesiology in Treating Bariatric Surgery Patients

The Importance of Anesthesiology in Treating Bariatric Surgery Patients

Bariatric Times. 2018;15(6):16–18. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. An interview with: Jay B. Brodsky, MD Professor (Anesthesia), Associate Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Stanford University Medical Center, in Stanford, California 1971: Graduated from State University of New […]

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Chapter Spotlight: Middle East North Africa (MENA) Chapter

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Chapter Spotlight: Middle East North Africa (MENA) Chapter

This column is dedicated to providing updates on the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) chapters. by Abdelrahman A. Nimeri, MBBCh, FACS, FASMBS President of the IFSO Middle East North Africa Chapter 2017–2019; President Pan Arab Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2017–2018; Director, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute Abu Dhabi. […]

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 […]