Bariatric Times

DEC 2016

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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C l i n i c a l D e v e l o p m e n t s a n d M e t a b o l i c I n s i g h t s i n T o t a l B a r i a t r i c P a t i e n t C a r e Volume 13, Number 12 December 2016 A P e e r - R e v i e w e d P u b l i c a t i o n W W W . B A R I A T R I C T I M E S . C O M LIKE us on Facebook • FOLLOW us on Twitter • CONNECT with us on LinkedIn Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Lebanon Junction, KY Permit #344 DOWNLOAD OR UPDATE THE BARIATRIC TIMES APP TODAY! ITunes Google (Android) Download the BT app for your mobile device! Scan this QR code with your QR reader for the digital edition of Bariatric Times. Inside THE MEDICAL STUDENT NOTEBOOK The MEDICAL STUDENT Notebook THIS MONTH: Skin Laxity in Post-Weight Loss Upper Arm Body Contouring Procedures by Kyle R. Burton, BS, and Samuel J. Lin, MD, FACS BACKGROUND Brachioplasty has experienced a 50-fold growth (17,099 in 2015) in the United States from year 2000 to 2015. 1 With obesity afflicting more than one-third (34.9%, 78.6 million) of the United States adult population, 2 and an increased reliance on modalities such as bariatric surgery for weight reduction efforts, 3 surgeons must continue optimizing techniques to reach heightened cosmetic expectations. Body contouring procedures attempt to eliminate excess skin that remains once the contents within them have been reduced and following the perioperative weakening of dermal collagen and elastic fibers. COLUMN EDITOR Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Kyle R. Burton, BS Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts FEATURED STUDENT Samuel J. Lin, MD, MBA, FACS Associate Program Director, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program; Co-Director, Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Fellowship at BIDMC; Associate Professor of Surgery; Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts CO-AUTHOR Page 10 Hot Topics in THIS MONTH: INTEGRATED HEALTH Dear Colleague, During ObesityWeek 2016, I officially stepped in as President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health. I am excited to take on this new role and am delighted to begin serving as Column Editor for "Hot Topics in Integrated Health" in Bariatric Times. I've already begun work lining up a lot of great topics for the IH readership in 2017! This month, William Gourash and I provide a summary of the ASMBS preliminary evaluation into bariatric specific credentialing/certification for Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs). Approximately 18 months ago, a survey was sent to PAs, NPs, and CNSs working within the specialty of bariatric surgery. The survey explored the interest of credentialing for this subset of providers. Here, we present the results of the survey as well as recommendations for the next steps moving forward. C OLUMN EDITOR Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN W inchester Hospital, W inchester, Massachusetts; P resident, American Society f or Metabolic and Bariatric S urgery Integrated Health The ASMBS Preliminary Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/ Certification for PAs, NPs, and CNSs by KAREN FLANDERS, MSN, CNP, CBN, and WILLIAM GOURASH, MSN, CRNP A Message from the Column Editor Page 16 EDITORIAL MESSAGES ................3 A Message from D r. Christopher Still: A SMBS/NORC Survey Reveals Opportunities in Reaching the Public/Other Physicians about Obesity and its Current Treatment Modalities RE A DE RS' CHO ICE ..... .. ...... .. ...... .9 The Mo st Viewed A rticles o f 2016 THE ME DICA L STU DE NT NO TE BO O K .... .... .... ..... .... .... .... ..10 Sk in La xity in Po st-W eight Lo ss U pper A rm Bo dy Co nto uring Pro cedures HO T TO PICS IN INTEGRATED HEALTH .. .... .... .... ..16 The ASMBS Preliminary Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for PAs, NPs, and CNSs BARIATRIC CENTER SPOTLIGHT .... .... .... ..... .... .... .... ..18 Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida Jacksonville, Florida N E W S A N D T R E N D S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ................24 CARTOON CORNER ......................24 MARKETPLACE ...........................25 AD INDEX ....................................26

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