Bariatric Times

SEP 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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Continued on Page 8 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 9 September 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 A Memorable Visit with Dr. Edward E. Mason and Family EDITORIAL BOARD ............................4 ASK THE LEADERSHIP ......................8 The First Annual National Obesity Collaborative Care Summit INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.......10 The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Germany: An Interview with Dr. Rudolf Weiner CHECKLISTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY ........................................13 Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients THE HOLE IN THE WALL ..................14 Bovine Pericardium in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Patients with Obesity or Morbid Obesity JOURNAL WATCH............................20 NEWS AND TRENDS........................22 CARTOON CORNER .........................24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS...................24 MARKETPLACE...............................25 AD INDEX........................................26 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 ASK THE LEADERSHIP 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. ITunes Google (Android) CELEBRATING OUR 11TH YEAR OF PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE! Download the BT app for your mobile device! O besity is considered a risk factor for the development of primary and incisional ventral hernias. 1–7 Repairing complex defects in patients with morbid obesity with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40kg/m 2 who often present with comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, poor vascular bed perfusion/ circulation, severe wound infections) is challenging. In the obese population, one of the most significant challenge is recurrence, with rates as high as 50 percent. 8 The factors that predispose patients with obesity to development of hernia may also be a factor in recurrence. THIS MONTH: Bovine Pericardium in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Patients with Obesity or Morbid Obesity THIS MONTH'S FEATURED EXPERT MOSES K. SHIEH, DO, FACOS Continued on Page 14 Dr. Shieh is from Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Florida. He is also the Medical Director, Surgical Healing Arts, Fort Myers, Florida T h i s M o n t h ' s I n t e r v i e w w i t h JOHN M. MORTON, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Presient-Elect of ASMBS The First Annual National Obesity Collaborative Care Summit September 19 and 20, 2014 JW Marriott, Chicago, Illinois This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery.

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