CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 19, ISSUE 5, MAY 2022

Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

Back in the Saddle—Texas Style

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, With this issue, we are on the precipice of our first return […]

Mental Health and Obesity

Mental Health and Obesity

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, The month of May is national Mental Health Awareness Month, so I wanted to mention it here, since mental health disorders and obesity both share […]

The Viewpoint: Digitizing the Preoperative Education for Preparation of Bariatric Surgery

The Viewpoint: Digitizing the Preoperative Education for Preparation of Bariatric Surgery

by Samantha Buhler, PA-C  Ms. Buhler is with AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(5):8 NewTri Health was developed to provide a digital, patient-centric application to improve and streamline patient preoperative education prior […]

Medical Student Notebook: Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Medical Student Notebook: Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by Sandy Samuel, BA  Ms. Samuel is a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(5):10–11. Abstract Floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) is defined by eyelid hyperlaxity that results in a […]

Exploring Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Heart Failure

Exploring Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Heart Failure

by Tiffany Nevill, DO; Devan Lenhart, DO; Samantha Maurer, MS; Joshua Parreco, MD, FACS; and Kandace Kichler, MD, FACS Drs. Nevill and Lenhart are with the Department of General Surgery, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Ms. Maurer is with the College […]

PAST ARTICLES

We Have Lift-off!

We Have Lift-off!

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, By the time this editorial is read, the first ever Focused Practice […]

Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift in Postoperative Follow-up?

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  When I think about our patients and what […]

Who is Eligible for Focused Practice Designation?

Who is Eligible for Focused Practice Designation?

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 Times 2022;19(4):8–9 […]

Dysphagia Lusoria After Weight Loss Surgery

Dysphagia Lusoria After Weight Loss Surgery

by Jeremy Bryner, DO; Erica Ibendahl, MD; and Nicole Fearing, MD, FACS, FASMBS Drs. Bryner and Fearing are with Menorah Medical Center, Department of Surgery in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Ibendahl is with Washington County Hospital, Department of Surgery in Nashville, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors have no […]

Bariatric Surgery: A Physician’s Perspective as a Patient

Bariatric Surgery: A Physician’s Perspective as a Patient

by William E. Morris Jr., MD, FACP Dr. Morris is with the Board of Directors, Peterson Health in Kerrville, Texas. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(4):12–13. Abstract Obesity is a serious public health crisis in the United States […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2022 Annual Meeting Synopsis

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2022 Annual Meeting Synopsis

by David Pechman, MD, MBA; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Pechman is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra, Northwell Health-South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York.  Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger […]

Raising the Standard: Healthcare Worker Wellbeing During COVID-19: The State of The Literature: Part 2

Raising the Standard: Healthcare Worker Wellbeing During COVID-19: The State of The Literature: Part 2

by Kristen Demertzis, PhD, ABPP-CN; Rebecca M. Schwartz, PhD; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Demertzis is the Chief of Neuropsychology at South Shore University Hospital and the Director of Resident and Fellow Mentorship and Faculty Development for Northwell Health’s OB/GYN Departments at South Shore University Hospital and Huntington Hospital. She is an Assistant […]

Raising the Standard: Healthcare Worker Wellbeing During COVID-19: The State of The Literature: Part 1

Raising the Standard: Healthcare Worker Wellbeing During COVID-19: The State of The Literature: Part 1

by Kristen Demertzis, PhD, ABPP-CN; Rebecca M. Schwartz, PhD; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Demertzis is the Chief of Neuropsychology at South Shore University Hospital and the Director of Resident and Fellow Mentorship and Faculty Development for Northwell Health’s OB/GYN Departments at South Shore University Hospital and Huntington Hospital; Assistant Professor of Physical […]

Raising the Standard: An Overview of Fellowship Education in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: An Overview of Fellowship Education in Bariatric Surgery

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: Current Quality Standards in Bariatric Surgical Fellowship Training

Raising the Standard: Current Quality Standards in Bariatric Surgical Fellowship Training

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 […]

PERSPECTIVES

Are We Graduating Too Many Bariatric Surgeons?

Are We Graduating Too Many Bariatric Surgeons?

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 Times 2022;19(1):8–9 […]

Recognizing and Addressing Physician Burnout

Recognizing and Addressing Physician Burnout

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 […]

Access to Bariatric Surgery—Knocking Down Barriers ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Access to Bariatric Surgery—Knocking Down Barriers ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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 […]

Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

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 […]

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 […]