CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 17, ISSUE 10, OCTOBER 2020

News and Notes from the November 2020 Issue

News and Notes from the November 2020 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 November 2020 issue of Bariatric Times! As […]

2020: A Year of PPE (Politics, Pandemic, and EDUCATION??)

2020: A Year of PPE (Politics, Pandemic, and EDUCATION??)

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, Who would have thought that after eight months we would all be so familiar with the term […]

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: The Michigan State Chapter of the ASMBS—Collaborative Approach Adds Value

ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight: The Michigan State Chapter of the ASMBS—Collaborative Approach Adds Value

by Carl Pesta, DO, FASMBS Dr. Pesta is with McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(11):10–11 Welcome to the Michigan State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).1 […]

Women in Surgery: Interview with Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Women in Surgery: Interview with Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Featuring Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS Founder and President of the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Livingston, New Jersey; Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM); and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The Bariatric Times editors interviewed prominent New Jersey bariatric […]

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 […]

Pediatric Obesity Algorithm Update Adds Special Populations, Advanced Treatment, and Nutritional Information; Expands Key Sections

Pediatric Obesity Algorithm Update Adds Special Populations, Advanced Treatment, and Nutritional Information; Expands Key Sections

by Suzanne Cuda, MD, FOMA, FAAP Dr. Cuda runs her own multicomponent clinic, Alamo City Healthy Kids & Families, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Cuda is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and is as member of three OMA committees. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Dr. Cuda is a Fellow of the […]

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: 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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAST ARTICLES

Let the Coming Months Be the ‘Fall of COVID’

Let the Coming Months Be the ‘Fall of COVID’

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times and 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, Fall is almost upon us. This is traditionally a […]

National Liver Awareness Month: Be Aware of NAFLD in Patients with Obesity!

National Liver Awareness Month: Be Aware of NAFLD in Patients with Obesity!

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP The 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, Since October is National Liver Awareness Month, I thought I would again take this opportunity to […]

Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

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. Bariatric Times 2020;17(10):16–17 “Systemic racism and […]

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020 Meeting Highlights

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020 Meeting Highlights

by Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH, FASMBS Dr. Khaitan is with University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Digestive Health Institute, Professor of Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(10):20 Society of American Gastrointestinal and […]

Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

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. 2020;17(10):21 This year, National Health Education […]

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November 2020 Digital Edition

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Treating Obesity Across the Lifespan: Updates from the Obesity Medicine Association’s Overcoming Obesity Virtual Conference

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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(11):21 The Obesity Medicine […]

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