CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 18, ISSUE 2, FEBRUARY 2021

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obesity Treatment: “Supply and Demand” or “Demand and Supply”

Obesity Treatment: “Supply and Demand” or “Demand and Supply”

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, One thing we have learned from this last year with COVID-19 is that patients with obesity have […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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, 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 […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

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 […]

Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

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, Department of Surgery, Southside Hospital; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York; […]

PAST ARTICLES

Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

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 wish 2020 a quick farewell and greet 2021 like […]

Hello 2021!!! New Year’s Resolutions Have Never Been So Welcomed!!

Hello 2021!!! New Year’s Resolutions Have Never Been So Welcomed!!

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, With all that we have been through in 2020, the “COVID-15” has replaced the “Freshman-15” for a […]

Full Acceptance of Bariatric Surgery? …Let’s Face Reality and Demand Better Evidence!

Full Acceptance of Bariatric Surgery? …Let’s Face Reality and Demand Better Evidence!

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 […]

Early Gastric Remnant Dilation After Conversion of Gastric Plication to RYGB: A Case Report With Video

Early Gastric Remnant Dilation After Conversion of Gastric Plication to RYGB: A Case Report With Video

by Enrique Arias, MD, FACS; Francisco Alexander Ruiz Zelaya, MD; Mario Nelson Urquiza Osorto, MD; Aurelio José Villalta MartÍnez, MD; and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, MD Drs. Arias, Ruiz, Urquiza, Villalta, and Rodriguez are with Obesity El Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest […]

Stress Management Can Help Bariatric Patients Manage Depression During COVID-19—Here’s How

Stress Management Can Help Bariatric Patients Manage Depression During COVID-19—Here’s How

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA 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: Dr. Primack is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(1):20 As we enter a new […]

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February 2021 Digital Edition

February 2021 Digital Edition

| February 1, 2021

Click the cover below to access the February 2021 digital edition of Bariatric Times!

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In Memoriam: Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD

In Memoriam: Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD

| February 1, 2021

October 16, 1920 – December 28, 2020 Dedication Messages Eric DeMaria: With the passing of Dr. Ed Mason, our specialty of metabolic and bariatric surgery has lost its father—the man who pioneered the concept of operating on the normal gastrointestinal (GI) tract to combat obesity. The resultant proliferation of procedures and exponential growth in our […]

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