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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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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

| February 1, 2021

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, […]

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Telemedicine and COVID-19: Preparing for What’s Next

Telemedicine and COVID-19: Preparing for What’s Next

| February 1, 2021

by Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD Ms. Vanderpool is the Vice President of Risk Management at Professional Risk Management Services in Arlington, Virginia. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article. DISCLOSURES: The author is an employee of PRMS. PRMS manages a professional liability insurance program for psychiatrists. Answers in this column are provided by PRMS […]

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2021 Obesity Algorithm Provides Updated Clinical Guidance to Obesity Specialists

2021 Obesity Algorithm Provides Updated Clinical Guidance to Obesity Specialists

| February 1, 2021

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC Dr. Bays is Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Chief Science Officer of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Dr. Bays is the Chief Science Officer of the Obesity Medicine Association. […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| February 1, 2021

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January 2021 Digital Edition

January 2021 Digital Edition

| January 1, 2021

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

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Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

Celebrating 2020 with an Epiphany

| January 1, 2021

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 […]

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

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

| January 1, 2021

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 […]

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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!

| January 1, 2021

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 […]

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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

| January 1, 2021

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 […]

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