CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 18, ISSUE 1, JANUARY 2021

Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

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, I wish 2020 a quick farewell and greet 2021 like […]

Hello 2021!!! New Year’s Resolutions Have Never Been So Welcomed!!

Hello 2021!!! New Year’s Resolutions Have Never Been So Welcomed!!

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, With all that we have been through in 2020, the “COVID-15” has replaced the “Freshman-15” for a […]

Full Acceptance of Bariatric Surgery? …Let’s Face Reality and Demand Better Evidence!

Full Acceptance of Bariatric Surgery? …Let’s Face Reality and Demand Better Evidence!

by Adrian Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS  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 article. Bariatric […]

Early Gastric Remnant Dilation After Conversion of Gastric Plication to RYGB: A Case Report With Video

Early Gastric Remnant Dilation After Conversion of Gastric Plication to RYGB: A Case Report With Video

by Enrique Arias, MD, FACS; Francisco Alexander Ruiz Zelaya, MD; Mario Nelson Urquiza Osorto, MD; Aurelio José Villalta MartÍnez, MD; and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, MD Drs. Arias, Ruiz, Urquiza, Villalta, and Rodriguez are with Obesity El Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest […]

Raising the Standard: Northwell Health Bariatric Collaborative: Standardizing Glycemic Control

Raising the Standard: Northwell Health Bariatric Collaborative: Standardizing Glycemic Control

by Charmaine V. Gentles, DNP, RNFA; Gustavo Vazquez Zweig, MD; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. 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. Zweig is […]

Stress Management Can Help Bariatric Patients Manage Depression During COVID-19—Here’s How

Stress Management Can Help Bariatric Patients Manage Depression During COVID-19—Here’s How

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA 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: Dr. Primack is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(1):20 As we enter a new […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nutrient Deficiencies Involved in the Development of Neurological Conditions after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Nutrient Deficiencies Involved in the Development of Neurological Conditions after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions  Visit http://tinyurl.com/BTCE-Core4Part4-Nursing to access the post-test. Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by October 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit […]

The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Calcium and Vitamin D Status—Nursing Accredited

The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Calcium and Vitamin D Status—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions Visit http://tinyurl.com/BTCE-Core4Part3-Nursing to access the post-test. Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by June 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit […]

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation—Nursing Accredited

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit www.tinyurl.com/BTCE-March2020 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

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, 2021. 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, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: The Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Surgery

Raising the Standard: The Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Surgery

by Laura Hansen, MD; David Pechman, MD; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Hansen is a Fellow of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northwell Health. Dr. Pechman is a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon at South Shore University Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in Bay Shore, New York and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine […]

Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, South Shore University Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore and South Shore University […]

Raising the Standard: Update on ACS Quality and Safety Meeting and SAGES

Raising the Standard: Update on ACS Quality and Safety Meeting and SAGES

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, South Shore University Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore and South Shore University […]

Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

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, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York; […]

Raising  the Standard: Enhancing Quality and Safety through Real-time Feedback and Education

Raising the Standard: Enhancing Quality and Safety through Real-time Feedback and Education

by David Pechman, MD, MBA; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Pechman is a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon at Southside Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in Bay Shore, New York and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality […]

Raising the Standard: Informed Consent

Raising the Standard: Informed Consent

by Cyrena Lam, MD, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Lam is a General Surgery resident at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York; Associate Professor […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes from the December 2020 Issue

News and Notes from the December 2020 Issue

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, Welcome to the December 2020 issue of Bariatric Times! I […]

Reflecting on the Accomplishments of Obesity Treatment and Research in 2020

Reflecting on the Accomplishments of Obesity Treatment and Research in 2020

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, As we say GOOD RIDDANCE to 2020 and look toward 2021, I would like to reflect on […]

The Benefits of Medical Weight Loss in a Surgical Practice

The Benefits of Medical Weight Loss in a Surgical Practice

by Marina S. Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM, and Flavia Carvalho Silveira, MD Drs. Kurian and Carvalho Silveira are with New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York, New York. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: Obesity is […]

Risk Management: Navigating the ADA­— What Clinicians Need to Know: Part 2

Risk Management: Navigating the ADA­— What Clinicians Need to Know: Part 2

by Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD Ms. Vanderpool is the Vice President of Risk Management at Professional Risk Management Services in Arlington, Virginia. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The authors reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(12):12 Answers in this column are provided by […]

Interview with National Walk from Obesity 2020 Fundraising Champion

Interview with National Walk from Obesity 2020 Fundraising Champion

by Paul Enochs, MD Bariatric Times. 2020;17(12):13 The Walk from Obesity is synonymous with members of a local community coming together to raise funds and awareness for the cause of obesity treatment and prevention. However, with a global pandemic ensuing, walking side by side in a local park simply wasn’t possible. The American Society for […]

A Look Ahead at Obesity Medicine in 2021

A Look Ahead at Obesity Medicine in 2021

by Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA Dr. Lazarus is President-Elect of the Obesity Medicine Association and runs Clinical Nutrition Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Dr. Lazarus is the President-Elect of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(12):20 The culmination of another year offers clinicians a chance to reflect on the […]

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