CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 19, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER 2022

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

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, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, One of my favorite country songs is “Timing is Everything” by Garrett Hedlund.  “It can happen so fast, or a […]

An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

An Expert Perspective on Childhood 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, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, which seems timely as our children head back to school this fall. As a society, we strive for […]

Filling The Critical Void: Virtual Postoperative Bariatric Support Groups

Filling The Critical Void: Virtual Postoperative Bariatric Support Groups

by Aaron J. Goodman, JD Mr. Goodman is an attorney and support group leader in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 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(9):8–9. Abstract After the “honeymoon” period has lapsed, many postoperative bariatric surgery patients face struggles […]

Crunch Time for TROA!

Crunch Time for TROA!

by Christopher Gallagher Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Christopher Gallagher works with the Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Society, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Medicine Association.  Mr. Gallagher is a Washington Policy Consultant for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS), American Society for Metabolic and […]

Among Patients Diagnosed with Obesity, Higher Disease Burden was Associated with More Referrals to Adult Weight Management Programs (AWMPs)

Among Patients Diagnosed with Obesity, Higher Disease Burden was Associated with More Referrals to Adult Weight Management Programs (AWMPs)

by Amanda Velazquez, MD, DABOM, and Jennifer J. Kim, MA Dr. Velazquez is Director of Obesity Medicine, Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Kim is Senior Data Consultant, Southern California Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California.  Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Dr. Velazquez is on […]

PAST ARTICLES

Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

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, This editorial comes after our first in-person annual meeting of the American […]

Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

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, Bariatric surgeons have the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), and before that it was the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD). […]

Managing Expectations for Diabetes Remission

Managing Expectations for Diabetes Remission

by Lori Wenz, RN, MSN, AGNP-C, BC-ADM  Ms. Wenz is with Intermountain Health in Modesto, California.  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(7):8. Abstract Bariatric surgery is a recommended treatment for patients with obesity-associated diabetes. Preoperative patient education […]

Bariatric Surgery: A Therapist’s Perspective as a Patient

Bariatric Surgery: A Therapist’s Perspective as a Patient

by Timisha Malone, LCSW, LMSW, MSW Ms. Malone is Owner & Therapist for Time for a Change Wellness, LLC in Epping, New Hampshire. 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(7):9. Abstract Is our society setting us […]

Robotic Single-Anastomosis Duodenoileal (SADI) Bypass After Sleeve Gastrectomy for Insufficient Weight Loss

Robotic Single-Anastomosis Duodenoileal (SADI) Bypass After Sleeve Gastrectomy for Insufficient Weight Loss

by Varun Jain, MBBS, MS, and Enrique F. Elli, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Elli is Chair of Advanced Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Jain is a Fellow (Advanced Gastrointestinal/ Bariatric Surgery), Mayo Clinic Florida Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Funding: No […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 3

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 3

by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Provost, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS; Paul Jeffers, BS, BA; and Cassandra Peters, BA Dr. English is a past Co-Chair of the MBSAQIP Standards/Verification Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. […]

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting 2022 Recap

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting 2022 Recap

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

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 2

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 2

by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Provost, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS; and Paul Jeffers, BS, BA Dr. English is Co-Chair of the MBSAQIP Standards/Verification Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Provost is Co-Chair of […]

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 1

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 1

by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Provost, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS; and Paul Jeffers, BS, BA Dr. English is Co-Chair of the MBSAQIP Standards/Verification Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Provost is Co-Chair of […]

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 […]

PERSPECTIVES

The ASMBS Mentorship Program—Turning Words into Actions!

The ASMBS Mentorship Program—Turning Words into Actions!

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 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 […]

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 […]

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