CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 2, FEBRUARY 2020

News and Notes from the February 2020 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the February 2020 Issue of BT

by 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, It’s hard to believe we’re already more than a month […]

National Heart Month: Wear Red but Think Weight Loss!

National Heart Month: Wear Red but Think Weight Loss!

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 Colleagues: If you haven’t noticed, February is National Heart Month. During February, in partnership with the National Heart, […]

Nasogastric Tube Perforation Masquerading as a Delayed Gastric Sleeve Leak

Nasogastric Tube Perforation Masquerading as a Delayed Gastric Sleeve Leak

by David J. Morrell, MD; Samantha R. Witte, MD; Gustavo Bello, MD, FACS; Ann M. Rogers, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE Drs. Morrell, Rogers, and Pauli are with the Department of Surgery, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Witte is with General and Bariatric […]

Preoperative Weight Control Strategies Impact Postoperative Outcomes

Preoperative Weight Control Strategies Impact Postoperative Outcomes

by Bridget A. Hannon, MS; Katie N. Robinson, PhD, RD, MPH; Blair Rowitz, MD; Uretz Oliphant, MD; Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD; and Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD, FTOS Ms. Hannon and Drs. Rowitz, Donovan, and Teran-Garcia are with the Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Robinson is with […]

Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

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 Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University […]

Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

by Frank Villa, MD, and Bipan Chand, MD, MBA Drs. Villa and Chand are with the Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. 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 means of effective […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test, visit http://tinyurl.com/BTCE-Core4Part2-Nursing to access the post-test (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by December 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/BTCE-May2019 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by May 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-April2019 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by April 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-March2019 to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinNursing to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for dietitians. Earn 1.0 CPEU. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinDietitians to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

by Walter Samojeden, RN, BSN, MBA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Mr. Samojeden is Assistant Director Perioperative Services, Southside Hospital, Northwell Health in Hempstead, New York. 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, […]

ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019

ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 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; 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 […]

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

by Charmaine V. Gentles, DNP, ANP-BC, RNFA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Gentles is the Program Manager, Bariatric Surgery North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health and RNFA Program Coordinator & Supervising Clinical Faculty, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the […]

Raising the Standard: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

Raising the Standard: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

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 […]

Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare

Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare

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 […]

Raising the Standard: Using Telehealth to Provide Quality

Raising the Standard: Using Telehealth to Provide Quality

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Martin Doerfler, MD; 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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

Confronting the Three “A’s” of Healthcare—Autonomy, Accumulation, and Access

Confronting the Three “A’s” of Healthcare—Autonomy, Accumulation, and Access

by 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 welcome a new year and new decade, there […]

Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick with it Until the Fourth of July

Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick with it Until the Fourth of July

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 Colleagues: We’ve all been there. We make the traditional New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get in […]

The Case for Metabolic Surgery: Lessons from the 4th World Congress on Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes

The Case for Metabolic Surgery: Lessons from the 4th World Congress on Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes

by Adrian Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Column Editor Dr. Dan is Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this […]

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 2

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 2

Estuardo Behrens, MD, MACG, FACS, FICS, FASMBS President IFSO Latin America Chapter; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, New Life Center, Guatemala, Guatemala. M. Khalid Mirza, FRCS Director of Bariatric Surgery Center, Dammam Medical Complex Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia; President of IFSO Middle East and North Africa Chapter (MENAC) Kazunori Kasama, MD, FACS President […]

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

by Payal Sharma, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CBN Ms. Sharma is a doctoral student at Yale University School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in General Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: This policy brief aims to […]

New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(1):18–19. Every new year, millions of […]

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February 2020 Digital Edition

February 2020 Digital Edition

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Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

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by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(2):19–20. As the country’s obesity epidemic […]

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