CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 18, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER 2021

News and Notes from the September 2021 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the September 2021 Issue of BT

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM 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 September 2021 issue of Bariatric Times. We […]

Weight Bias in a Weight Management Program?? You Bet!

Weight Bias in a Weight Management Program?? You Bet!

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 know I have discussed this topic before, but after hearing an excellent lecture on weight bias […]

Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Removal with Roux-en-Y Anatomy for Band Erosion

Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Removal with Roux-en-Y Anatomy for Band Erosion

by Carolyn G. Judge, USN, MC; Christopher G. Yheulon, MD, FACS; and Gordon Wisbach, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS Drs. Judge and Yheulon are with the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Wisbach is with the Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California.  Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: […]

Louisiana Now Covers Bariatric Surgery for State Employees

Louisiana Now Covers Bariatric Surgery for State Employees

by Micki Hayden, MSN, ARNP Mrs. Hayden is Bariatric Program Coordinator at Ochsner- North Shore in Slidell, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(9):11. Many states within the United States have been plagued by lack of access to care for patients with obesity. Approximately one percent of patients who qualify for bariatric surgery do not have bariatric coverage […]

Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

by Farah Husain, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Husain is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and is the President of the Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

Meeting Highlights: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting 2021

Meeting Highlights: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting 2021

by John D. Scott MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Scott is the ASMBS Program Committee Immediate Past Chair. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: John Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS is the ASMBS Program Committee Immediate Past Chair. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(9):13 The 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

COVID-19 and Obesity—Nursing Accredited

COVID-19 and Obesity—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-August2021 (This activity is approved for nurses only).  Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by August 1, 2022. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance—Nursing Accredited

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Weight Loss Maintenance—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-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, 2022. 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 […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Raising the Standard: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Raising the Standard: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

by Alyssa Pollock, PharmD; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Pollock is an Assistant Professor at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. […]

Raising the Standard: Preparing for Your Virtual Site Visit

Raising the Standard: Preparing for Your Virtual Site Visit

by Kellie Armstrong, MSN, RN, CBN; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Armstrong is Manager, Center for Bariatric Surgery at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta […]

Raising the Standard: Conflict of Interest II: Where Do We Go Next?

Raising the Standard: Conflict of Interest II: Where Do We Go Next?

by Tara McGraw, DO; Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. McGraw is a PGY5 Surgical Resident at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department […]

Raising the Standard: Time for Medicine to Catch Up to the Public Domain in Conflict of Interest Transparency

Raising the Standard: Time for Medicine to Catch Up to the Public Domain in Conflict of Interest Transparency

by Tara McGraw, DO; Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. McGraw is a PGY5 Surgical Resident at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair, Department […]

Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

Raising the Standard: Extending Patient-centered Care via Digital Healthcare

by Jose Andres Reyes, MD; Andrew Bates, MD, FACS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Reyes is a General Surgery Resident at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York. Dr. Bates is Chief Minimally Invasive Surgery at South Shore University Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in New York, New York. Dr. […]

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, […]

PAST ARTICLES

The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM 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, I was recently giving a lecture and was relating that […]

What’s in your…Genes

What’s in your…Genes

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, As discussed on my June editorial message, semaglutide 2.4mg was FDA approved for the treatment of obesity, […]

Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

by Laura Fischer, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Fischer is with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is the president of the Oklahoma/Arkansas State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

ASMBS Foundation Awards 2021 Research Grants for Studies Related to COVID-19, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

ASMBS Foundation Awards 2021 Research Grants for Studies Related to COVID-19, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Newberry, FL—July 19, 2021—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation announced it has awarded two research grants totaling $50,000 to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use of adult cannabis during and after the pandemic and its potential impact on weight loss outcomes following bariatric […]

Eliminating Bias: How to Approach Pediatric Obesity Treatment

Eliminating Bias: How to Approach Pediatric Obesity Treatment

by Suzanne Cuda, MD, FOMA, FAAP Dr. Cuda is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), has participated as an OMA committee member, and was the past Secretary/Treasurer for the Obesity Treatment Foundation. She is the primary author for the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm and the editor of the OMA Pediatric Self-Assessment program.  Funding: No […]

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