CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 10, OCTOBER 2020

Let the Coming Months Be the ‘Fall of COVID’

Let the Coming Months Be the ‘Fall of COVID’

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times and 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, Fall is almost upon us. This is traditionally a […]

National Liver Awareness Month: Be Aware of NAFLD in Patients with Obesity!

National Liver Awareness Month: Be Aware of NAFLD in Patients with Obesity!

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP The 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, Since October is National Liver Awareness Month, I thought I would again take this opportunity to […]

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

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

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 […]

Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

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 FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times 2020;17(10):16–17 “Systemic racism and […]

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020 Meeting Highlights

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020 Meeting Highlights

by Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH, FASMBS Dr. Khaitan is with University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Digestive Health Institute, Professor of Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(10):20 Society of American Gastrointestinal and […]

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 […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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 […]

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, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

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 […]

Raising the Standard: The Impact of the COVID-19 Response on Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: The Impact of the COVID-19 Response on Bariatric Surgery

by Andrew T. Bates, MD, FACS; Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Bates is Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Southside Hospital, 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 […]

Raising the Standard: Effect of Bias on Clinical Outcomes

Raising the Standard: Effect of Bias on Clinical Outcomes

by Dimitra Lotakis, MD, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Lotakis is a General Surgery Resident at NYMC Metropolitan Hospital 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 of Surgery, Zucker School […]

Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery in the Time of a COVID-19 Pandemic

Raising the Standard: Bariatric Surgery in the Time of a COVID-19 Pandemic

 by ANTHONY T. PETRICK, MD, FACS, FASMBS; DOMINICK GADALETA, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and JOHN M. MORTON, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM 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, […]

PAST ARTICLES

In Memoriam, Dr. Harvey Sugerman

In Memoriam, Dr. Harvey Sugerman

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, On August 9, 2020, we lost a giant in surgery. […]

OAC’s Sponsored Membership Program is a Gift that Keeps on Giving….to Your Patients!

OAC’s Sponsored Membership Program is a Gift that Keeps on Giving….to Your Patients!

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: Last month, I had the privilege of participating in the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)’s Your Weight Matters […]

Intuitive Eating is Associated with a Healthier Relationship with Food in Postsurgical Bariatric Patients

Intuitive Eating is Associated with a Healthier Relationship with Food in Postsurgical Bariatric Patients

by Narmin Virani, RDN, CSOWM; Kasey P.S. Goodpaster, PhD; and Richard Perugini, MD, FACS Ms. Virani and Dr. Perugini are with the University of Massachusetts Memorial Bariatric Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Goodpaster is with the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no […]

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Conversion to Duodenal Switch

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Conversion to Duodenal Switch

by Peter C. Ng, MD; Lindsey S. Sharp, MD; and Dustin M. Bermudez, MD Drs. Ng, Sharp, and Bermudez are with Rex Bariatric Specialists, UNC/Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, North Carolina. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: We present a review […]

A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

by Nicholas Pennings, DO FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and director of the Campbell University Health Center in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(9):19–20 The rise of obesity […]

In Memoriam: Harvey Sugerman, MD, FACS, FASMBS

In Memoriam: Harvey Sugerman, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Harvey J. Sugerman, 82, was one of the pioneers in the field of bariatric surgery and is responsible for founding Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) in 2005, of which he remained the clinical editor-in-chief until his passing in August 2020. Dr. Sugerman served as the president of the American Society for Metabolic and […]

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October 2020 Digital Edition

October 2020 Digital Edition

| October 1, 2020

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Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

| October 1, 2020

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. 2020;17(10):21 This year, National Health Education […]

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