CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 4, APRIL 2020

COVID-19: Danger and Opportunity

COVID-19: Danger and Opportunity

 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, We are in the midst of a truly unique time […]

Telehealth Will Become the Norm in the Future of Obesity Medicine

Telehealth Will Become the Norm in the Future of Obesity Medicine

 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: It is surreal how life has changed in the last several days. I hope you are all […]

Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

Management of the Contained Sleeve Leak

 by STEVEN G. LEEDS, MD, FACS, and MARC. A. WARD, MD Dr. Leeds and Ward are Assistant Clinical Professors of Surgery at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas. Dr. Leeds is the Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Dr. Ward is Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Research and Simulation at Baylor University […]

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

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. Perspectives […]

Robotics in Bariatric Surgery: Is the Hype Justified?

Robotics in Bariatric Surgery: Is the Hype Justified?

 by RANA C. PULLATT, MD, MS, MRCS, FACS, FASMBS, and BENJAMIN L. WHITE, MD Dr. Pullatt is Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director Bariatric & Robotic Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina, as well as Director, Bariatric Surgery VISN-7 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. White is a Chief Resident in General Surgery at the […]

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, […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation

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

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

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, 2020. 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 […]

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, 2020. 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: MBSAQIP Patient-reported Outcomes

Raising the Standard: MBSAQIP Patient-reported Outcomes

 by Meridith Greene, PhD, and Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH Dr. Greene is a Research Scientist at the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hutter is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in the Department of Surgery; Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital […]

Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

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 of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University […]

Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

by Walter Samojeden, RN, BSN, MBA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Mr. Samojeden is Assistant Director Perioperative Services, Southside Hospital, Northwell Health in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, […]

ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019

ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital; Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in […]

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: Promoting the Culture of Patient and Staff Safety in Bariatric Surgery

by Charmaine V. Gentles, DNP, ANP-BC, RNFA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. 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. Gadaleta is Chair of the […]

Raising the Standard: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

Raising the Standard: Destination Care as a Model of Employer Value-based Healthcare, Part 2

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes from the March 2020 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the March 2020 Issue of BT

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, There are a whole bunch of important conferences coming up […]

Lorcaserin Withdrawal and Obesity Care Week

Lorcaserin Withdrawal and Obesity Care Week

by Dr. 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: My original plan for this month’s editorial message was to discuss “March Madness” over the keto […]

Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

by Lauren E. Bradley, PhD Dr. Bradley is with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: A substantial subset of patients with obesity experience weight regain […]

Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

by Marguerite Dunham, CRNP, FNP, MSN, CBN Ms. Dunham is Program Coordinator for the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Abington-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is considered to be an effective […]

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

by Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as an Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medical Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, is Executive Director of […]

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