Bariatric Times

JUN 2015

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 To t a l B a r i a t r i c P a t i e n t C a r e V olume 12, Number 6 June 2015 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. BRIEF REPORT EDITORIAL MESSAGE .......................3 EDITORIAL BOARD ............................5 Also Inside COMMENTARY ..........................11 Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries? SPOTLIGHT ON SURGICAL FELLOWSHIPS ..........................16 What I Know Now That I Didn't Know Then: Advice for Future Fellows INTERVIEW ..............................18 The Challenges and Rewards of Breaking Paradigms in Diabetes Research MEDICAL METHODS IN OBESITY TREATMENT ...............21 Experts Gather to Educate Healthcare Providers about Obesity JOURNAL WATCH .....................22 CALENDAR OF EVENTS .............24 MARKETPLACE ........................25 CARTOON CORNER ...................25 AD INDEX ................................26 Page 8 United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community Eligibility Standard of Care, Preoperative Diets Among Debate by ANGELA M. SABA T he As Told by the Leaders Who Made it Happen THIS MONTH: HISTORY OF BARIATRIC SURGERY T he history of bariatric surgery, like that of surgery itself, has been defined by innovators 1 — visionaries who took risks and made life or death decisions in a field in which such decisions are made every day. In the weight loss surgery arena, Dr. Edward Mason 2 and many other luminaries have taken risks and made invaluable contributions (Table 1). I've followed their lead, working with colleagues to advance nutrition science and the treatment of obesity. My first experience with weight loss surgery was in 1964. I was in my third year of medical school and a student research fellow in Professor Paul Schloerb's surgical metabolism laboratory. I was doing a rotation through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Center (CRC) at the University of Kansas when a super- obese patient (BMI 61kg/m 2 ) who'd undergone jejunal-ileal bypass surgery died from malnutrition and electrolyte imbalances. COLUMN EDITOR Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Innovations in Weight Loss Surgery GEORGE L. BLACKBURN, MD, PhD, FACS Page 12 Bariatric Times is conducting a survey of bariatric professionals on the debates from this case, including patient eligibility and BMI criterion. All answers will be kept confidential. Results from the survey will be tabulated and published in an upcoming issue. Take the survey at http://tinyurl.com/BTSurveyJune2015 GET INVOLVED IN THE CONVERSATION Your Opinion Counts!

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