CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 18, ISSUE 4, APRIL 2021

Collaboration Is Needed

Collaboration Is Needed

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 slowly emerge from this past year of pandemic, […]

So What is an Obesity Medicine Specialist Anyway?

So What is an Obesity Medicine Specialist Anyway?

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, I am frequently asked by patients and physician colleagues, “What exactly is an Obesity Medicine Specialist (OMS) […]

Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

Who Were the Giants We Lost in 2020?

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 […]

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, […]

Successful Endoscopic Closure of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Fistula by an Integrated Multidisciplinary Team: A Case Report

Successful Endoscopic Closure of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Fistula by an Integrated Multidisciplinary Team: A Case Report

by Matthew J. Ashbrook, MD, MPH; R. Daniel Lawson, MD; Gordon G. Wisbach, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Jonathan R. Gower, MD; and Kyle D. Gadbois, MD, FACS, FASMBS Drs. Ashbrook, Wisbach, Gower, and Gadbois are with the Department of General Surgery, and Drs. Lawson, Wisbach, Gower, and Gadbois are also with the Combined Endoscopy Center, at […]

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Virginia Bariatric Society (VBS): the Virginia/West Virginia ASMBS State Chapter

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: Virginia Bariatric Society (VBS): the Virginia/West Virginia ASMBS State Chapter

by Guilherme M. Campos, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Campos is the Paul J. Nutter Professor of Surgery; Chairman, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery; Director, Bariatric Surgery Program; and Co-Director, Advanced GI/MIS, Bariatric and Foregut Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance

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, 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, 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 […]

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 […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

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 […]

Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

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 […]

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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

News and Notes from the March 2021 Issue

News and Notes from the March 2021 Issue

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, Welcome to the March 2021 issue of Bariatric Times. We […]

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Representing YOUR Patients during COVID-19

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Representing YOUR Patients during COVID-19

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, Like most people throughout the past year, the topic of COVID-19 continues to dominate media headlines, healthcare […]

The Louisiana State Chapter of the ASMBS—Improving Access to Care

The Louisiana State Chapter of the ASMBS—Improving Access to Care

by William S. Richardson, MD; Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, ABOM; and Phil Gachassin, MD, MHCM, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Richardson is Section Head, Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana, Professor, University of Queensland, and President of the Louisiana State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (LAASMBS). Dr. Moore is with Moore […]

Obesity and Nutrition: How Bariatric Surgeons Can Advance Outcomes

Obesity and Nutrition: How Bariatric Surgeons Can Advance Outcomes

by Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA Ms. Christensen is a board-certified nurse practitioner and the owner of Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(3):20 National Nutrition Month reminds us of the important […]

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

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Here’s to the Ones Who See Things Differently

Here’s to the Ones Who See Things Differently

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, The surgical community and the world at large had a […]

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Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference: Treat Obesity First

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by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA Dr. Primack is co-director and co-founder of the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the current President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(4):20 […]

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