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News and Notes from the November 2020 Issue

News and Notes from the November 2020 Issue

| November 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, Welcome to the November 2020 issue of Bariatric Times! As […]

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

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

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

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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

| November 1, 2020

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 […]

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

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

| November 1, 2020

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 […]

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Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

Raising the Standard: Review of National Opioid Policy

| November 1, 2020

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 […]

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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

| November 1, 2020

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 […]

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

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

| November 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 the President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Bariatric Times. 2020;17(11):21 The Obesity Medicine […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| November 1, 2020

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