Bariatric Times

APR 2014

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 Volume 11, Number 4 April 2014 A P e e r - R e v i e w e d P u b l i c a t i o n Also Inside EDITORIAL MESSAGE .......................3 EDITORIAL BOARD ............................4 ED MASON AT LARGE Sleeve Gastrotomy: A Paradigm Change.......................10 MEDICAL METHODS IN OBESITY TREATMENT American Society of Bariatric Physicians ® Offers Clinical Obesity Medicine Education and Networking During Recent Diagnosis to Treatment Conference ...................12 NEWS AND TRENDS........................16 SYMPOSIUM PREVIEW The 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders........................................22 CHECKLISTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY Checklist #19: Procedure Choice in Bariatric Patients with GERD and Motility Disorders...................25 CALENDAR OF EVENTS...................28 MARKETPLACE...............................28 AD INDEX........................................30 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 Scan this QR code with your QR reader for the digital edition of Bariatric Times. Continued on Page 8 CELEBRATING OVER 10 YEARS OF PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE! NEW SERIES INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Trends Around the World THIS MONTH: THE STATE OF OBESITY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY IN THE NORDIC REGION An Interview with Dr. Magnus Sundbom How did you become a bariatric surgeon? How many bariatric surgeons are there in the Nordic region today? Dr. Sundbom: A couple of years after I obtained my specialist degree, I moved to Uppsala University Hospital, Upsala Sweden, in order to increase my surgical experience. There, I discovered the field of bariatric surgery. We have no special registration of bariatric surgeons, but as bariatric surgery is performed in about 70 to 80 hospitals in the Scandinavian region (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) there are likely about 200 to 250 surgeons capable of performing a laparoscopic gastric bypass. Do you need a special certification to conduct bariatric procedures in the Nordic region? Dr. Sundbom: No, you do not need special certification to conduct bariatric procedures in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Finland, and Iceland). Are centers that perform bariatric surgery accredited by any society in the Nordic region? Dr. Sundbom: No, centers are not accredited by a society. From Weight Loss to Health: Changing the Conversation About Obesity Treatment Continued on Page 14 COMMENTARY by Elliott J. Fegelman, MD, FACS W e have reached a tipping point in the scientific discussion around obesity treatment, placing bariatric surgeons on the leading edge of a paradigm shift toward surgical solutions for chronic disease states. With mounting scientific evidence, including the recently published three-year durability data from STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently), the impact of bariatric and metabolic surgery for controlling not only obesity, but also a host of comorbid conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea, is undeniable. Armed with that information, patients and their primary care physicians— now with bariatric surgeons—can make treatment decisions together based not just on weight loss goals, but also on broader issues of health improvement. A Prospective from our Industry Partners 1_Cover_Cover 4/17/14 7:44 AM Page 1

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