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News and Notes from the February 2020 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the February 2020 Issue of BT

| February 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, It’s hard to believe we’re already more than a month […]

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National Heart Month: Wear Red but Think Weight Loss!

National Heart Month: Wear Red but Think Weight Loss!

| February 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: If you haven’t noticed, February is National Heart Month. During February, in partnership with the National Heart, […]

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Nasogastric Tube Perforation Masquerading as a Delayed Gastric Sleeve Leak

Nasogastric Tube Perforation Masquerading as a Delayed Gastric Sleeve Leak

| February 1, 2020

by David J. Morrell, MD; Samantha R. Witte, MD; Gustavo Bello, MD, FACS; Ann M. Rogers, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE Drs. Morrell, Rogers, and Pauli are with the Department of Surgery, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Witte is with General and Bariatric […]

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Preoperative Weight Control Strategies Impact Postoperative Outcomes

Preoperative Weight Control Strategies Impact Postoperative Outcomes

| February 1, 2020

by Bridget A. Hannon, MS; Katie N. Robinson, PhD, RD, MPH; Blair Rowitz, MD; Uretz Oliphant, MD; Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD; and Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD, FTOS Ms. Hannon and Drs. Rowitz, Donovan, and Teran-Garcia are with the Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Robinson is with […]

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Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

Raising the Standard: Using Supply Chain to Drive Quality

| February 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 of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University […]

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Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

Hemostasis Techniques in Bariatric Surgery

| February 1, 2020

by Frank Villa, MD, and Bipan Chand, MD, MBA Drs. Villa and Chand are with the Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is a well-established means of effective […]

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Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

| February 1, 2020

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 President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(2):19–20. As the country’s obesity epidemic […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| February 1, 2020

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