CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 18, ISSUE 6, JUNE 2021

Getting Back to Work

Getting Back to Work

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 watch COVID-19 cases plummet and vaccinations surge, I […]

Semaglutide 2.4mg—One Giant STEP for Obesity Treatment??

Semaglutide 2.4mg—One Giant STEP for Obesity Treatment??

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, This is a very exciting time for clinicians treating obesity. Expected soon is the United States Food […]

Medical Student Notebook: Preoperative Anesthetic Considerations in Patients with Obesity Undergoing Surgery

Medical Student Notebook: Preoperative Anesthetic Considerations in Patients with Obesity Undergoing Surgery

by Abraham Z Cheloff, MS Mr. Cheloff 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. ABSTRACT: As obesity continues to rise in the United States and worldwide, there is […]

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

by Pavlos Papasavas, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Papasavas is with Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, and is the President of the Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric […]

Raising the Standard: Time for Medicine to Catch Up to the Public Domain in Conflict of Interest Transparency

Raising the Standard: Time for Medicine to Catch Up to the Public Domain in Conflict of Interest Transparency

by Tara McGraw, DO; Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. McGraw is a PGY5 Surgical Resident at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department […]

Anti-obesity Medications: One Strategy to Treat Obesity Patients’ Overall Health

Anti-obesity Medications: One Strategy to Treat Obesity Patients’ Overall Health

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA Dr. Bays is Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(6):21. Many weight loss programs and […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance—Nursing Accredited

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance—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-March2021 (This activity is approved for nurses only).  Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2022. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

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, 2022. 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, 2022. 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 […]

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

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

by Jose Andres Reyes, MD; Andrew Bates, MD, FACS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Reyes is a General Surgery Resident at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York. Dr. Bates is Chief Minimally Invasive Surgery at South Shore University Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in New York, New York. Dr. […]

Raising the Standard: Use of the MBSAQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF)

Raising the Standard: Use of the MBSAQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF)

by Anthony 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 Hospitals, […]

Raising the Standard: Perioperative Anxiety

Raising the Standard: Perioperative Anxiety

by Morganne Staring, MD candidate; Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Staring is an MD candidate at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, South Shore University Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore and South Shore […]

Raising the Standard: The Effect of Operating Room Distractions and How Objective Data Can Identify Ways to Improve Surgeon Focus and Patient Outcomes

Raising the Standard: The Effect of Operating Room Distractions and How Objective Data Can Identify Ways to Improve Surgeon Focus and Patient Outcomes

by Michelle P. Kallis, MD, PhD; Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Kallis is a General Surgery Resident at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center of Hofstra/Northwell in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes from the May 2021 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the May 2021 Issue of BT

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 May 2021 issue of Bariatric Times! As the […]

Encourage Your Patients to Attend YWM2021­—VIRTUAL!

Encourage Your Patients to Attend YWM2021­—VIRTUAL!

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, healthcare providers, prepare and are excited about the upcoming American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric […]

Support Group for Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Data and Suggestions for Providers

Support Group for Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Data and Suggestions for Providers

by Melissa Santos, PhD, and Christine Finck, MD Drs. Santos and Finck are with Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, Connecticut. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: Objective. Adolescent bariatric surgery is becoming an increasingly used obesity management tool. Support groups are […]

The Georgia State Chapter of the ASMBS—Fighting for Access to Care

The Georgia State Chapter of the ASMBS—Fighting for Access to Care

by Danny M. Vaughn, MD, FACS; Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS; and L. Renee Hilton, MD Dr. Vaughn is with Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Johnson is with the Division of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, in  Dr. Hilton is with the Medical College of Georgia […]

Promote Behavioral Change with Motivational Interviewing

Promote Behavioral Change with Motivational Interviewing

by Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA Dr. Pennings is an executive director of clinical education for the and a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. He is an associate professor and chair of family medicine at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), where he serves as the director of the Campbell University Health Center. Funding: […]

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