CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 8, AUGUST 2020

For Whom the Bells Toll: The Importance of Inclusion in Fighting COVID-19

For Whom the Bells Toll: The Importance of Inclusion in Fighting COVID-19

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, I was hoping that by now the COVID-19 pandemic would […]

Weight Gain/Regain Following the COVID-19 Quarantine is not Only Common, it’s Expected

Weight Gain/Regain Following the COVID-19 Quarantine is not Only Common, it’s Expected

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 we begin to “Go Green” and come out of our homes and get back to our […]

Obesity Medicine and a Call to Action: Weight Recidivism Post Weight Loss Surgery and the Argument for Mandatory Medical Weight Management as a Postoperative Standard within Bariatric Surgery Practices

Obesity Medicine and a Call to Action: Weight Recidivism Post Weight Loss Surgery and the Argument for Mandatory Medical Weight Management as a Postoperative Standard within Bariatric Surgery Practices

by Stephanie Therrien, BSc, and Juliana Simonetti, MD, ABOM Diplomate Ms. Therrien is with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Simonetti is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Bariatric Medical Program, Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes/ Department of Surgery, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. FUNDING: No funding was […]

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Calls for Safe Resumption of Bariatric Surgery and Rejects Concept that it’s an Elective Procedure

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Calls for Safe Resumption of Bariatric Surgery and Rejects Concept that it’s an Elective Procedure

by Matt Hutter, MD, MBA, MPH Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon in the Department of Surgery; Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts; President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Matt Hutter, MD, […]

AdventHealth Tampa Bariatric and Metabolic Institute—Tampa, Florida

AdventHealth Tampa Bariatric and Metabolic Institute—Tampa, Florida

by Cristen Litz, MD, and Michel Murr, MD, FACS Drs. Litz and Murr are with AdventHealth Tampa Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Tampa, Florida. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(8):14–16. This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers […]

Raising  the Standard: Enhancing Quality and Safety through Real-time Feedback and Education

Raising the Standard: Enhancing Quality and Safety through Real-time Feedback and Education

by David Pechman, MD, MBA; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Pechman is a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon at Southside Hospital, Hofstra/Northwell in Bay Shore, New York and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

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. […]

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

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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The Best Diets for Healthier Aging After Bariatric Surgery

The Best Diets for Healthier Aging After Bariatric Surgery

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by Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA Dr. Lazarus serves on the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association and as its delegate in the American Medical Association. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Lazarus serves on the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association and as its delegate in the American Medical Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(8):20–21 Aging […]

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