Bariatric Times

JUL 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 7 July 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. Page 10 REVIEW INTRODUCTION Presently, obesity is a major public health problem where greater than 35 percent of adults in the United States population have obesity, which is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30kg/m2. 1 The rapid rise in class II and III obesity (BMI>35kg/m 2 ) over the past 30 years is particularly alarming, as higher BMIs are associated with greater physical and mental health problems. Bariatric surgery has emerged as the most effective treatment available for patients suffering from medically complicated obesity (BMI > 35kg/m2), 2 yet less than one percent of patients in the United States who may derive benefit from bariatric surgery actually undergo an operation. 3 Common barriers to undergoing bariatric surgery include lack of insurance coverage, fear that surgery is too risky, lack of understanding about the level and severity of one's obesity, and the perception that bariatric surgery is "the easy way out." 4 In recent years the understanding of the mechanisms of action of bariatric surgery has evolved from mechanical restriction and malabsorption of nutrient intake to a physiological model of bariatric surgery. T a l k i n g t o P a t i e n t s a b o u t E x p e c t a t i o n s f o r O u t c o m e a f t e r B a r i a t r i c S u r g e r y : W e i g h t L o s s , Q u a l i t y o f L i f e , B o d y I m a g e , a n d R e l a t i o n s h i p s by GRETCHEN E. AMES, PHD, ABPP; MATTHEW M. CLARK, PHD, ABPP; KAREN B. GROTHE, PHD, ABPP; MARIA L. COLLAZO-CLAVELL, MD; ENRIQUE F. ELLI, MD • Walk from Obesity Update. November 1, 2016 from 12:00pm–1:30pm at the New Orleans Convention Center in conjunction with Obesity Week • Fall 2016 Walks and details about the Walk from Obesity "Jazz March" at Obesity Week 2016 • The Foundation's Annual LEAD Awards. Currently accepting nominations • The United We Step Challenge. Open for registration September 2016 Meet the Board is a new series highlighting the members of ASMBS Foundation's Board of Directors. The series kicks off this month with Board Member Dr. Morton. Page 20 EDITORIAL MESSAGES ................3 Guest Editorial from Dr. Kelvin Higa: Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, F ocus on Collaboration and Long- Term Management "For Better, For Worse" A Message from Dr. Christopher Still: Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality Inside RE VIE W . .... .... .... .... ..... .... .... .... .10 Ta lk ing to Pa tients a bo ut E xpecta tio ns fo r O utco m e a fter Bariatric Surgery: W eight Loss, Quality of Life, Body Image, and Relationships ASMBS FOUNDATION UPDATE .. .20 plus Meet the Board: An Interview with Dr. John M. Morton JOURNAL WATCH ... ..... .... .... .... .22 NEWS AND TRENDS .... .... .... .... .24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ................26 CARTOON CORNER ......................26 MARKETPLACE ...........................26 AD INDEX ....................................27 by CONNIE STILLWELL M s. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. THIS MONTH: MEET THE BOARD An Interview with John Magaña Morton, MD ASMBS Foundation News and Update

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