CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 14, ISSUE 11, NOVEMBER 2017

Awards, Updates, Reviews… And a Fond Farewell

Awards, Updates, Reviews… And a Fond Farewell

| November 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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It’s Time to Change the Way We Care— Take 5 and Join Us for National Obesity Care Week 2017!

It’s Time to Change the Way We Care— Take 5 and Join Us for National Obesity Care Week 2017!

| November 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.   This editorial message was co-written by Jamie Zervios, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Obesity […]

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Neurohormonal Effects on Obesity

Neurohormonal Effects on Obesity

| November 1, 2017

by April Smith, PharmD, MA, BCPS April Smith, PharmD, MA, BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy & Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: This article provides an overview of key peripheral peptides secreted from […]

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2017

by Diana Miao, BA Diana Miao, BA is with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflict of interest related to the content of this article. Abstract: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a rare complication of Roux-en- Y gastric bypass, but was relatively common following jejunoileal bypass (JIB) […]

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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapter Spotlight: Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean State Chapter

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapter Spotlight: Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean State Chapter

| November 1, 2017

by Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Michel Murr, MD, FACS Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is an associate chairman of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of General and Vascular Surgery, as well as director of the fellowship program in advance MIS and Bariatrics, for the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. Michel Murr, MD, FACS, […]

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ASMBS Obesity Political Action Committee: Where We Are and Where We are Going

ASMBS Obesity Political Action Committee: Where We Are and Where We are Going

| November 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership—past and present—on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery Ask the Leadership with Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS This month’s interview with: John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS,FASMBS John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, […]

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PAST ARTICLES

MBSAQIP Database Should Be Used as a Tool to Continually Improve Our Clinical Practices for Optimal Patient Outcomes

MBSAQIP Database Should Be Used as a Tool to Continually Improve Our Clinical Practices for Optimal Patient Outcomes

| October 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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The Gut Microbiome in Obesity: A New Frontier in Therapeutic Targets

The Gut Microbiome in Obesity: A New Frontier in Therapeutic Targets

| October 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, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we feature a fantastic article and CEU-accredited activity in […]

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Medical tourism: A Financial and  Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

Medical tourism: A Financial and Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2017

Funding/financial disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(10):10–11. Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I saw a patient in the office for a weight loss consultation the other day. She met all of the criteria for […]

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

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

| October 1, 2017

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 October 1, 2018. 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. […]

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery in Gastric Outlet Obstruction: A Minimalist Approach

Revisional Bariatric Surgery in Gastric Outlet Obstruction: A Minimalist Approach

| October 1, 2017

by Fady Kamel, Ekua Yorke, and Christopher de Gara, MB, MS, FRCSC Christopher de Gara and Ekua Yorke are with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Fady Kamel is with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: […]

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Update on ASMBS/ACS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Update on ASMBS/ACS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

| October 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership—past and present—on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month’s interview with: John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is Chief of the Section of Bariatric […]

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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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