by Geoffrey P. Kohn, MBBS, FRACS; Stephen P. Haggerty, MD, FACS; D. Wayne Overby, MD; Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE; and Timothy M. Farrell, MD, FACS Drs. Kohn, Overby, and Farrell are from the Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Dr. Haggerty is from the Department of Surgery, […]
by J.K. Champion, MD, FACS Dr. Champion is Director of Bariatric Surgery, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA and Clinical Professor of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. Introduction Bariatric surgery—no matter the procedure, no matter the surgeon with however much experience—will result in complications and surgical emergencies. The average incidence of in-hospital complications after […]
Recognizing Trends in Preventing Caregiver Injury, Promoting Patient Safety, and Caring for the Larger, Heavier Patient
by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, MA, WOCN, CBN, PhD Safety initiatives seem to transcend every aspect of healthcare. The Surgical Review Corporation Centers of Excellence (COE) efforts have integrated safe patient handling either directly or indirectly into at least three of the 10 requirements for status as a COE. Safety standards have affected not […]
by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, MA, WOCN, CBN, PhD
by Jane A. Alston and Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS Ms. Alston is from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hamad is with University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.
by Roseann DeLuca, BSN, RN Roseann is the Bariatric Coordinator, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York.
by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN Ms. Martinez is Program Coordinator of Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California. Introduction Morbid obesity is a chronic disease for which we have no cure. However; bariatric surgery is the most effective and powerful intervention currently known in medicine. Postoperative weight gain, however, is possible and will be seen by […]
by Dave Fouts Dave Fouts is the corporate chef for Western Bariatric Institute (www.westernbariatricinstitute.com) and Imetobolic. You can visit www.chefdave.org for free recipes, grocery shopping planning lists, weekly meal planners, and more. Introduction “Eating out saves time and works well within my schedule.” I challenge this statement all the time; however, there are pros and […]
by James N. Lau, MD, FACS; and Myriam J. Curet, MD, FACS Both are with Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University INTRODUCTION Obesity is a well recognized public health epidemic affecting not only the United States, but the world. “This insidious, creeping pandemic of obesity is now engulfing the entire world,” Australia’s Monash University professor […]