CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 19, ISSUE 12, DECEMBER 2022

Surgical Friendsgiving

Surgical Friendsgiving

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, 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, As I write this, both the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and the American Society for Metabolic and […]

Sleep Like a Baby…Really?

Sleep Like a Baby…Really?

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, If you have kids, you know there is nothing particularly peaceful or predictable about how babies sleep. Where did this saying even come from? With […]

Helicobacter pylori: Setting the Stage for Improved Patient Outcomes with Targeted Therapies—CE and CME Accredited

Helicobacter pylori: Setting the Stage for Improved Patient Outcomes with Targeted Therapies—CE and CME Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Physicians earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Release Date: 12/1/22 Expiration date: 12/1/23 Click here to read the article in our digital edition.

An Interview with Marzieh Salehi, MD

An Interview with Marzieh Salehi, MD

by Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS; Shaina R. Eckhouse, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Omar M. Ghanem, MD, FACS Dr. Kindel is a bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Eckhouse is a bariatric surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Ghanem is a […]

Colonic Interposition Graft as a Conduit following Esophagectomy for Adenocarcinoma in the Setting of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Colonic Interposition Graft as a Conduit following Esophagectomy for Adenocarcinoma in the Setting of Sleeve Gastrectomy

by Salim Abunnaja, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Daniel Sprando, MD; Jad M. Abdelsattar, MD; Reima El Naili, MD; and Ghulam Abbas, MD, MHCM, FACS All authors are with the Department of Surgery, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant […]

PAST ARTICLES

A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

by Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, 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, I just had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 3rd International Bariatric Club (IBC) Oxford University […]

Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

by 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, Much has been said and written to decry the validity of insurance-required preoperative weight loss as it pertains to outcomes. Indeed, there appears to […]

The Guidelines—They Are A-changin’!

The Guidelines—They Are A-changin’!

by Adrian G. 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. […]

Hypoglycemia Post-bariatric Surgery: An Underdiagnosed Condition

Hypoglycemia Post-bariatric Surgery: An Underdiagnosed Condition

by Lina Alkhaled, MD, and W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc Drs. Aklhaled and Butsch are with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to this article. Bariatric Times. 2022;19(10):9–10. Abstract Postoperative hypoglycemia is an increasingly recognized complication of […]

The Role of Facebook Support Groups in Bariatric Surgery

The Role of Facebook Support Groups in Bariatric Surgery

by Spyridon Giannopoulos, MD, and Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD  Drs. Giannopoulos and Stefanidis are with the Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Dr. Stefanidis received research support from Becton Dickinson and Intuitive. Dr. Giannopoulos has no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 5

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 5

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 Co-Chair of the MBSAQIP Standards/Verification Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Provost […]

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 4

Raising the Standard: Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 4

by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Provost, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS; Paul Jeffers, BS, BA; and Cassandra Peters, 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 […]

Raising the Standard: The Future of Robotic Surgery

Raising the Standard: The Future of Robotic Surgery

by Karen P. Placeres-Rodríguez, MD; David Pechman, MD; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Placeres-Rodríguez is currently a 4th year Surgical Resident at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Pechman is a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon at South Shore University Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in Bay Shore, New […]

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, DABS-FPMBS; 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, […]

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 […]

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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