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Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

Raising the Standard: How Patient Satisfaction Drive Patient Safety

| September 1, 2020

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; […]

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A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

| September 1, 2020

by Nicholas Pennings, DO FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and director of the Campbell University Health Center in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(9):19–20 The rise of obesity […]

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In Memoriam: Harvey Sugerman, MD, FACS, FASMBS

In Memoriam: Harvey Sugerman, MD, FACS, FASMBS

| September 1, 2020

Harvey J. Sugerman, 82, was one of the pioneers in the field of bariatric surgery and is responsible for founding Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) in 2005, of which he remained the clinical editor-in-chief until his passing in August 2020. Dr. Sugerman served as the president of the American Society for Metabolic and […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| September 1, 2020

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August 2020 Digital Edition

August 2020 Digital Edition

| August 1, 2020

Click the cover below to access the August 2020 digital edition of Bariatric Times!

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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

| August 1, 2020

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 […]

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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

| August 1, 2020

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 […]

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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

| August 1, 2020

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 […]

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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

| August 1, 2020

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, […]

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AdventHealth Tampa Bariatric and Metabolic Institute—Tampa, Florida

AdventHealth Tampa Bariatric and Metabolic Institute—Tampa, Florida

| August 1, 2020

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 […]

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