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Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Teams Exemplify Best Practice in Quality and Safety

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Teams Exemplify Best Practice in Quality and Safety

| July 1, 2019

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, This month we celebrate the one-year anniversary of “Raising the Standard,” […]

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Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

| July 1, 2019

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA Dr. Bays is the Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Chief Science Officer for the Obesity Medicine Association; Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, as well […]

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Who Will Take Home a 2019 LEAD Award?

Who Will Take Home a 2019 LEAD Award?

| July 1, 2019

Do you know an ASMBS member who has shown outstanding dedication to the mission of the ASMBS Foundation, made contributions to patient safety, is an exemplary educator, or has made breakthroughs in surgical methods?  Let us know by nominating them for one of our seven annual LEAD Awards at www.ASMBSFoundation.org/lead. Outstanding Achievement. The ASMBS Foundation’s […]

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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

| July 1, 2019

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 […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| July 1, 2019

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Collaboration in Action: Seizing the Opportunity to Partner Across Disciplines

Collaboration in Action: Seizing the Opportunity to Partner Across Disciplines

| June 1, 2019

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, As we know, obesity affects patients in all 50 states, from […]

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How Impactful is Gene Analyzation in Identifying Patients at Risk for Obesity, Resistance to Weight Loss?

How Impactful is Gene Analyzation in Identifying Patients at Risk for Obesity, Resistance to Weight Loss?

| June 1, 2019

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 Friends and Readers, Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about obesity and genetics, specifically testing designed […]

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Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

| June 1, 2019

by Payal Sharma, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CBN, and Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC Ms. Sharma and Dr. Nam are with the Yale University School of Nursing in Orange, Connecticut. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is a well-established […]

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Marginal Ulcer Perforation and Concurrent 360-degree Twisted Roux Limb Volvulus following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Case Report

Marginal Ulcer Perforation and Concurrent 360-degree Twisted Roux Limb Volvulus following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Case Report

| June 1, 2019

by Brook E. Porter, BS; Lindsey E. Goldstein, MD, FACS, FASCRS; and Jeffrey E. Friedman, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Porter and Dr. Friedman are with the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Goldstein is with the University and Florida and Malcolm Randall […]

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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

| June 1, 2019

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 […]

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