CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 7, JULY 2020

News and Notes from July 2020 Issue of BT

News and Notes from July 2020 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 another issue of Bariatric Times! We are excited to […]

Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss Post COVID-19

Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss Post COVID-19

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 begin to see patients returning from being quarantined for the last several months, many patients might […]

Focused Practice Designation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—My, How Things Have Changed!

Focused Practice Designation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—My, How Things Have Changed!

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 FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Perspectives is a quarterly column designed […]

Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: A Review

Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: A Review

by Silvia Leite Faria, PhD; Mariane de Almeida Cardeal, MSci; and Orlando Pereira Faria, MD Drs. Leite Faria, Pereira Faria, and de Almeida Cardeal are with Gastrocirurgia de Brasília in Asa Sul, Brasília. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Silvia Leite Faria is a consultant for Bariatric Advantage. The other authors report no conflicts of […]

Patient-reported Short-term Barriers  to and Facilitators of Adherence to Behavioral Recommendations Following Bariatric Surgery

Patient-reported Short-term Barriers to and Facilitators of Adherence to Behavioral Recommendations Following Bariatric Surgery

by Aviva H. Ariel-Donges, PhD, MPH; Carlysa K. Oyama, BA; and Megan M. Hood, PhD Drs Ariel-Donges and Hood and Ms. Oyama are with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. […]

Raising the Standard: Informed Consent

Raising the Standard: Informed Consent

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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, 2021. 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 […]

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 […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: The Impact of the COVID-19 Response on Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: The Impact of the COVID-19 Response on Bariatric Surgery

by Andrew T. Bates, MD, FACS; Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Bates is Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Southside Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in New York, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health […]

Raising the Standard: Effect of Bias on Clinical Outcomes

Raising the Standard: Effect of Bias on Clinical Outcomes

by Dimitra Lotakis, MD, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Lotakis is a General Surgery Resident at NYMC Metropolitan Hospital in New York, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York; Associate Professor of Surgery, Zucker School […]

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, […]

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, […]

PAST ARTICLES

The Bluest of the White Collars

The Bluest of the White Collars

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 have all just experienced the greatest upheaval in healthcare in […]

Bariatric Surgery: Elective?? Tier 1, 2, or 3???

Bariatric Surgery: Elective?? Tier 1, 2, or 3???

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: The sun is rising over our country, and we are finally able to transition to our “new […]

Leaks and Single Anastomosis Duodenoileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI)

Leaks and Single Anastomosis Duodenoileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI)

by Paul E. Enochs, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Enochs is with WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC in Cary, North Carolina. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: The single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI) is the latest surgical procedure […]

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Who Have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Who Have Undergone Bariatric 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 the number of bariatric procedures performed in the United States each year […]

What Bariatric Surgeons Need to Know About Mental Health After Weight Loss

What Bariatric Surgeons Need to Know About Mental Health After Weight Loss

by Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA Ms. Christensen is with Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington, and is a fellow and member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Ms. Christensen is a fellow and member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity […]

Treating Obesity First Effectively Addresses Associated Conditions and Other Key Takeaways from the Obesity Medicine Association’s 2020 Overcoming Obesity Summit

Treating Obesity First Effectively Addresses Associated Conditions and Other Key Takeaways from the Obesity Medicine Association’s 2020 Overcoming Obesity Summit

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Bariatric Times. 2020;17(6):19 More than 650 […]

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July 2020 Digital Edition

July 2020 Digital Edition

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An Incomplete Prescription: The Limitations of “Eat Less, Move More” in Obesity Treatment

An Incomplete Prescription: The Limitations of “Eat Less, Move More” in Obesity Treatment

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by Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA Dr. Fitch is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and faculty at the Harvard Medical School. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Fitch serves as Vice President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(7):20–21 The number of American adults living with obesity has […]

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