CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 20, ISSUE 1, JANUARY 2023

Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

Thank You for a Wonderful First Year

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 am honored to write this first editorial of 2023. I spent some time looking back over this last […]

2023! Will This Be the Year?

2023! Will This Be the Year?

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, There is so much buzz in our space these days, I can’t help but think we are on the cusp of a major shift in […]

Publisher’s Message—20 Years of Publishing Bariatric Times

Publisher’s Message—20 Years of Publishing Bariatric Times

A message from Robert Dougherty, Publisher of Bariatric Times and President of Matrix Medical Communications in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dear Readers, We are extremely excited to announce that 2023 marks the 20th year of publishing excellence for Bariatric Times (BT). Over the past 20 years, BT has become a leading voice in the metabolic and bariatric […]

Surgery for Obesity… A Family Journey!

Surgery for Obesity… A Family Journey!

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. […]

Normative Data for the Brief Symptom Inventory in a Bariatric Surgery-seeking Patient Sample

Normative Data for the Brief Symptom Inventory in a Bariatric Surgery-seeking Patient Sample

by Jeremy E. Mirsky, PhD, ABPP Dr. Mirsky is with Massachusetts General Brigham Integrated Care in Watertown, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to this article. Bariatric Times. 2023;20(1):11–15. Abstract Objective: Previous literature has suggested that between 50 and 66 percent of bariatric […]

PAST ARTICLES

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.

The Research Grant Report: Marzieh Salehi, MD

The Research Grant Report: 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 […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 6

Raising the Standards with MBSAQIP: Part 6

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

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, […]

PERSPECTIVES

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. […]

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 […]

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