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Introducing a New Column—“Raising the Standard”

Introducing a New Column—“Raising the Standard”

| July 1, 2018

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 […]

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

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

| July 1, 2018

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 […]

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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

| July 1, 2018

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 […]

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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

| July 1, 2018

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, […]

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Raising the Standard

Raising the Standard

| July 1, 2018

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 […]

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Meeting Highlights: SAGES 2018

Meeting Highlights: SAGES 2018

| July 1, 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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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| July 1, 2018

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