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“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

| October 1, 2019

by Alexis Conason, PsyD, and Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW Dr. Conason is in private practice in New York, New York. Ms. DuBreuil is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Research […]

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At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

| September 1, 2019

by Michael W. Foster, MD; Colleen M. Tewksbury, PhD, RD; Gerard Hoeltzel; Noel N. Williams, MD; J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Drs. Foster, Tewksbury, Williams, and Dumon and Mr. Hoeltzel are with the Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center, and Drs. Foster […]

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Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2019

by Kasey P.S. Goodpaster, PhD Dr. Goodpaster is with the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric & Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Funding: No funding was provided Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is the most durable and effective treatment option for morbid obesity, and patients […]

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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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Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

| March 1, 2019

by Peter N. Benotti, MD; G. Craig Wood, MS; and Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Drs. Benotti, Wood, and Still are with the Geisinger Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

| February 1, 2019

by Joseph R. Giacolone, BS; Isabella Guajardo, BA; Samuel Torres Landa, MD; Octavia Picket Blakely, MD, MHS; Noel N. Williams, MD; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Mr. Giacolone and Ms. Guajardo are with Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Landa is from Oregon Health & Science in Portland, Oregon. Drs. Picket Blakely, […]

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Limited Incision Bodylift From Head To Toe For The Massive Weight Loss Patient

Limited Incision Bodylift From Head To Toe For The Massive Weight Loss Patient

| August 1, 2018

By Michelle A. Shermak, MD, FACS Author affiliations: Dr. Shermak is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Private Practice Plastic Surgeon, Lutherville, MD 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(8):10–13. Abstract: Individuals who undergo […]

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Tube Gastrostomy Management for Acute Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks

Tube Gastrostomy Management for Acute Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks

| June 1, 2018

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 […]

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Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

| May 1, 2018

by Jay B. Brodsky, MD Dr. Brodsky is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Abstract: A “rapid sequence induction” (RSI) has been […]

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Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

| April 1, 2018

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. by Manoj Kanagaraj, BS, BA Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts Funding: No funding was provided […]

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