Comment on: The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Patients with Obesity Undergoing Bariatric Care
The COVID-19 pandemic placed a unique spotlight on the many challenges that are encountered when caring for patients suffering from obesity. The preoperative process for bariatric surgery can be resource intensive as it requires numerous visits with health-care providers. Given its high barrier to entry, bariatric surgery is not only underutilized, but also has a high drop-out rate despite being the most effective treatment for obesity and associated comorbidities. [1] During the pandemic, the complexity of navigating the preoperative bariatric surgery process was further exacerbated by 2 major changes in health-care deliv...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Oliver A. Varban Source Type: research

COVID-19 Patients with Obesity at Risk for Worse Outcomes Despite Younger Age and Fewer Inflammatory Derangements
COVID-19 is a viral pulmonary infection which can progress to cytokine storm syndrome as a result of widespread dysregulated inflammatory response. Many patients at risk for severe COVID-19 manifestation have been identified as those with pre-existing conditions of pulmonary origin, as well as conditions which impair appropriate immune response, such as obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Claire L. Le Guen, Neil A. King, Huaqing Zhao, Elizabeth P. Renza-Stingone, Glenn S. Gerhard, Rohit S. Soans Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment to "Conversion of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to roux-en-y gastric bypass: Patterns predicting persistent symptoms after revision"
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a well-known issue after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric (RYGB) has long been established as the logical method of treatment in case of intractable GERD because it leaves only a small fraction of the stomach and prevents the reflux of bile content into the gastric pouch. In addition, many studies have shown a better improvement on GERD after RYGB compared to SG as a primary bariatric surgery and a risk of developing de-novo GERD in 2.3% after RYGB compared to 9.3% after SG 1. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Philippe Topart Source Type: research

Comment on: Conversion of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Patterns predicting persistent symptoms after revision.
Huynh D, et al. 1 have made a significant contribution to the bariatric literature by studying the conversion of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and evaluating the factors associated with the persistence of symptoms after the revision. To do so, the authors reviewed their own prospectively maintained database between the years 2013 and 2020. Out of the 54 patients who underwent the conversion, 41 patients had gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Surprisingly – or not – 12 patients had persistent GERD symptoms after the revision. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Omar M. Ghanem, Joseph N. Badaoui Source Type: research

Comment on: Emergency Department Encounters, Hospital Admissions, Course of Treatment, and Follow-Up Care for Behavioral Health Concerns in Patients after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Data from the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 study revealed that the incidence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery increased from 7.6% preoperatively to 9.6% at two years postoperatively.(1) Based on the predicted 2019 bariatric surgery numbers, this is equivalent to approximately 3,463 patients preoperatively and 4,374 patients at two years postoperatively.(2) Further, the incidence of AUD at any given time period for bariatric surgery patients is higher than the incidence of AUD among the general U.S. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ivy N. Haskins Source Type: research

Comment on: Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Extreme Obesity: Results from the United Kingdom National Bariatric Surgery Registry for patients with Body Mass Index over 70kg/m2
Even though utilization of metabolic and bariatric surgery has risen over the last decade, this increase in procedural volume pales in comparison to the rising incidence of childhood and adult obesity [1]. Obesity severity is rising in parallel [2], which is fueling a trend of worsening obesity in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery. It is well-established that increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased surgical morbidity and mortality, most notably at BMI>60 and>70 kg/m2 [3,4]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Vance L. Albaugh Source Type: research

The Incidence of Polyp Formation Following Bariatric Surgery
Multiple studies have linked obesity to an increased risk of cancer. The correlation is so strong that the national cancer prevention guidelines recommend weight loss for patients with obesity to reduce their risk of cancer. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be very effective in sustained weight loss. However, there have been mixed findings concerning bariatric surgery and effects on risk of colorectal cancer. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: William Sellers, Andrew C. Droney, Anjuli Gupta, Kelly Rose Johnson, Marcus Fluck, Anthony Petrick, Joseph Bannon, Thomas Erchinger, Bogdan Protyniak Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Predictors of Surgical Intervention for Those Seeking Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery has been found to be effective in the treatment of severe obesity. Studies have shown that the majority of eligible patients do not undergo surgery. Therefore, it is important to identify variables that may impact patient decision making and potentially lead to the disproportionate underutilization of bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Melissa Butt, Jocelyn Simmers, Ann M. Rogers, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Andrea Rigby Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Perioperative hemodynamic optimization in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy using stroke volume variation to reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of GDFT on reducing PONV. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Han-Jung Cho, Yi-Hsuan Huang, Kin-Shing Poon, Kuen-Bao Chen, Kate Hsiurong Liao Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 17, July 2021
Morten Hinds ø, Maria S. Svane, Nora Hedbäck, Jens J. Holst, Sten Madsbad, Kirstine N. Bojsen-Møller (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Continuing medical education program Source Type: research

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Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Extreme Obesity: Results from the United Kingdom National Bariatric Surgery Registry for patients with Body Mass Index over 70 kg/m2
Bariatric and metabolic surgery (BMS) is an established safe, effective and durable treatment for obesity and its complications. However, there is still a paucity of evidence on surgery outcomes in patients suffering from extreme obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anna Kamocka, Chetan Parmar, Krzysztof Kurzatkowski, Swathikan Chidambaram, En Lin Goh, Simon Erridge, Peter Small, Sanjay Purkayastha, Emma Rose McGlone, Omar Khan, NBSR Committee, National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) Committee Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Racial Disparities in Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Weight Loss and Comorbidity Resolution: A Systematic Review
While bariatric surgery is an accepted treatment for morbid obesity, the impact of race on surgical outcomes remains unclear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jasmine Zhao, Jamil S. Samaan, Yazan Abboud, Kamran Samakar Source Type: research

Early Post-Operative Follow-Up Reduces Risk of Late Severe Nutritional Complications After Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: A Population Based Study
Severe nutritional complications can occur following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Adherence to follow-up visits can reduce the risk of many bariatric surgery complications, but whether this applies to severe nutritional complications is unknown. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Barbara Bielawska, H élène Ouellette-Kuntz, Boris Zevin, Mehran Anvari, Sunil V. Patel Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Iron deficiency is highly prevalent among candidates for metabolic surgery and may impact perioperative outcomes
Iron deficiency (ID) with or without its associated anemia is very common in chronic diseases with inflammatory features such as obesity.1,2 However, traditional definitions for ID based solely on low levels of serum ferritin or iron as diagnostic thresholds fail to account for perturbations in these parameters due to chronic inflammation. For example, ferritin is an acute phase reactant, and in conditions where inflammation and iron deficiency co-exist, serum ferritin may rise into the normal range and no longer be an accurate predictor of body iron stores. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter N. Benotti, G. Craig Wood, James T. Dove, Jila Kaberi-Oterod, Christopher D. Still, Glenn S. Gerhard, Bruce R. Bistrian Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Bariatric surgery in patients with previous COVID-19 infection
We read with great interest the interesting and timely paper by Nedelcu et  al. [1]. Although we share the authors’ conclusions, a 4-week interval between a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection and bariatric surgery is probably not safe. Herein, we report 2 cases of unexpected and asymptomatic pulmonary abnormalities discovered during the preoperative assessmen t of patients with recent infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonio Vitiello, Giovanna Berardi, Nunzio Velotti, Ugo Bardi, Mario Musella Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comment on: Bariatric surgery in patients with previous COVID-19 infection; should we routinely perform preoperative chest- CT with ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy?
We have read with great interest this interesting and timely paper1. Although we share authors ’ conclusions, 4 weeks interval between the infection and bariatric surgery is probably not safe. Hereby we report 2 cases of unexpected and asymptomatic pulmonary abnormalities discovered during the preoperative assessment of patients with recent infection of Sars-Cov-2. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonio Vitiello, Giovanna Berardi, Nunzio Velotti, Ugo Bardi, Mario Musella Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comment on: The relation between postprandial glucagon-like peptide-1 release and insulin sensitivity before and after bariatric surgery in humans with class II/III obesity
This study was one of the first demonstrations of the marked prandial elevations of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1, previously known a s ‘enteroglucagon’) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, but not vertical banded gastroplasty; suggesting a biochemical explanation for why the procedures led to such different weight loss and metabolic responses. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Vance L. Albaugh Source Type: research

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Patients with Obesity Undergoing Bariatric Care
Patients with obesity are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19. The pandemic has caused delays in preoperative preparation, progression, and completion of bariatric surgeries. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Vineet Naran, Nadia Namous, Vikram Eddy, Claire Le Guen, David Sarwer, Rohit Soans Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

The role of citrulline, intestinal fatty acid –binding protein, and D-dimer as potential biomarkers in the diagnosis of internal herniation after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Diagnosing internal herniation (IH) in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) operated patients with acute abdominal pain poses a diagnostic challenge. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often required for a definitive diagnosis. We hypothesized that intestinal ischemia biomarkers would aid in the diagnosing of IH. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Hassan Zaigham, Åsa Olsson, Mikael Ekelund, Sara Regner Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The role of Citrulline, Intestinal-Fatty Acid Binding Protein and D-dimer as potential biomarkers in the diagnosis of internal herniation after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Diagnosing internal herniation (IH) in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients with acute abdominal pain poses a diagnostic challenge. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often required for a definitive diagnosis. We hypothesized that intestinal ischemia biomarkers would aid in the diagnosing of IH. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Hassan Zaigham, Åsa Olsson, Mikael Ekelund, Sara Regner Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Trends in metabolic bariatric surgery in adolescents in France: a nationwide analysis on an 11- year period
As the prevalence of obesity in adolescents has reached an alarming level of 16%, the rate of metabolic bariatric surgery (MBS) in this population is also rising in several countries. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Lazzati, No émie Salaun-Pequer, Matthieu Ortala, Marina Vignot, Gianpaolo De Filippo, Camille Jung Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Trends of bariatric surgery in adolescents and young adults in France: a nationwide analysis on 11 years of follow-up.
This study aimed to compare the trends in types of MBS, short-term safety, and revisional rates, in younger adolescents under 18 years of age, compared to older adolescents (18 –19 years of age) and adults over 20 years old.Setting: Clinical research center, general hospital France. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Lazzati, N. Sala ün-Pequer, M. Ortala, M. Vignot, G. De Filippo, C. Jung Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

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SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 17, June 2021
Usah Khrucharoen, Yen-Yi Juo, Thongsak Wongpongsalee, Yijun Chen, Erik P. Dutson (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Continuing medical education program Source Type: research

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Conversion of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to roux-en-y gastric bypass: Patterns predicting persistent symptoms after revision
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is the most common bariatric operation performed. However it is not without its drawbacks and patients may develop gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) after LSG. There is limited data available to guide treatment choice for patients suffering these sequelae. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Desmond Huynh, Laura Mazer, Robert Tung, Scott Cunneen, Daniel Shouhed, Miguel Burch Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea remission following bariatric surgery: a national registry cohort study
Obstructive sleep apnoea(OSA) is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome. Bariatric surgery is an effective available treatment for OSA; however, limited research predicts which patients undergoing bariatric surgery will undergo OSA resolution. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew C. Currie, Vasha Kaur, Iain Carey, Hussein Al-Rubaye, Kamal Mahawar, Brijesh Madhok, Peter Small, Emma Rose McGlone, Omar A. Khan Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Postoperative care fragmentation in bariatric surgery and risk of mortality: a nationwide study
Metabolic surgery is one of the safest surgical specialties in contemporary medicine thanks to the tireless efforts of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint venture of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the ever-advancing skill and knowledge base of those who are privileged enough to practice this profound surgical specialty. Careful prioritization of focused quality efforts has driven many undesirable postoperative occurrences to levels that are very challenging to meaningfully study...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher R. Daigle Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Comment on: Enhanced recovery after surgery for sleeve gastrectomies: improved patient outcomes
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity resulting in pronounced and sustained weight loss as well as improvement or resolution of obesity-associated co-morbidities, in particular cardiometabolic disease including type 2 diabetes (T2D). Accordingly, the worldwide number of bariatric surgical procedures has increased during the last decades, approaching 700,000 in year 2018 [1]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anders Thorell Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Comment on: The influence of bariatric surgery on hip and knee joint pain: a systematic review
When I was in residency, there was an older endocrine surgeon who was part of our general surgery team in Greenville, South Carolina. He was from the greatest generation, had performed thousands of thyroid surgeries, and was a prime example of a simple bowtie-wearing, down-home, Southern surgeon. On rounds, whenever we encountered a patient with a nebulous surgical issue, he enjoyed letting residents ramble on about esoteric endocrine pathways, rare diseases, and long differential diagnoses. Then, with a smile, he would say, “That’s a good idea but if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is probably...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: John D. Scott Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Invited Paired Editorial for manuscript “Postoperative care fragmentation in bariatric surgery and risk of mortality: a nationwide study”
Metabolic surgery is one of the safest surgical specialties in contemporary medicine thanks to the tireless efforts of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint venture of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the ever advancing skill and knowledge base of those who are privileged enough to practice this profound surgical specialty. Careful prioritization of focused quality efforts has driven many undesirable postoperative occurrences to levels that are very challenging to meaningfully study...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher R. Daigle Source Type: research

Editorial Comment Comment on: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Sleeve Gastrectomies: Improved Patient Outcomes.
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity resulting in pronounced and sustained weight loss as well as improvement or resolution of obesity-associated comorbidities, in particular cardiometabolic disease including type 2 diabetes. Accordingly, the worldwide number of bariatric surgical procedures has increased during the last decades, approaching 700 000 in year 2018 (1). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anders Thorell Source Type: research

Comment on “The influence of bariatric surgery on hip and knee joint pain: a systematic review”
When I was in residency, there was an older endocrine surgeon who was part of our general surgery team in Greenville, South Carolina. He was from the greatest generation, had performed thousands of thyroid surgeries, and was a prime example of a simple bowtie-wearing, down-home, Southern surgeon. On rounds, whenever we encountered a patient with a nebulous surgical issue, he enjoyed letting residents ramble on about esoteric endocrine pathways, rare diseases, and long differential diagnoses. Then, with a smile, he would say, “That’s a good idea but if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is probably...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: John D. Scott Source Type: research

Postbariatric hypoglycemia: symptom patterns and associated risk factors in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study
Postbariatric hypoglycemia (PBH) can be a devastating complication for which current therapies are often incompletely effective. More information is needed regarding frequency, incidence, and risk factors for PBH. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura E. Fischer, Bruce M. Wolfe, Nora Fino, Miriam R. Elman, David R. Flum, James E. Mitchell, Alfons Pomp, Walter J. Pories, Jonathan Q. Purnell, Mary-Elizabeth Patti, LABS Investigators Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Dumping Syndrome and Postbariatric Hypoglycemia: Supporting Evidence for a Common Etiology
Dumping syndrome (DS) and postbariatric hypoglycemia (PBH) are frequent complications of bariatric surgery. Previously known as “early and late dumping,” these complications have been separated due to differences in their onset and behaviors. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Marrit van Furth, Loek J.M. de Heide, Marloes Emous, Nic Veeger, Andr é P. van Beek Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia: Symptom Patterns and Associated Risk Factors in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Study
Post-bariatric hypoglycemia (PBH) can be a devastating complication for which current therapies are often incompletely effective. More information is needed regarding frequency, incidence, and risk factors for PBH. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura E. Fischer, Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Nora Fino, Miriam R. Elman, David R. Flum, James E. Mitchell, Alfons Pomp, Walter J. Pories, Jonathan Q. Purnell, Bruce M. Wolfe, LABS Investigators Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Dumping syndrome and postbariatric hypoglycemia: supporting evidence for a common etiology.
Dumping syndrome (DS) and postbariatric hypoglycemia (PBH) are frequent complications of bariatric surgery. Previously known as ‘early and late dumping’, they have been separated due to differences in onset and behavior of disease. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Marrit van Furth, Loek J.M. de Heide, Marloes Emous, Nic Veeger, Andr é P. van Beek Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Preoperative Care Pathway for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In 2017, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS): Care Pathway Development for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) was published in recognition of the importance of clinical care maps that guide evidenced-based healthcare, with a focus on value of the care delivered [1]. As part of this process, the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee of the ASMBS sought to develop a care map for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This current RYGB care map focuses solely on preoperative care, defined as the medical care and education provided to a patient from introduction into a bariatric...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Tammy L. Kindel, Rama Rao Ganga, John Wilder Baker, Sabrena F. Noria, Daniel B. Jones, Philip Omotosho, Erick T. Volckmann, Noel N. Williams, Dana A. Telem, Anthony T. Petrick, Jon C. Gould, ASMBS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee Tags: ASMBS guidelines/statements Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal quality of life before and short- and long-term after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesity
Overall quality of life (QoL) is generally improved after bariatric surgery. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms including abdominal pain have been reported in up to>30% of patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and may negatively influence QoL, especially GI-QoL. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Capucine Waridel, Alain Schoepfer, Michel Suter Tags: Original article Source Type: research

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Pre-operative Care Pathway for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In 2017, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS): Care Pathway Development for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) was published in recognition of the importance of clinical care maps that guide evidenced-based healthcare with a focus on value of the care delivered [1]. As part of this process, the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee of the ASMBS sought to develop a care map for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This current RYGB care map focuses solely on pre-operative care, defined as the medical care and education provided to a patient from introduction into a bariatric...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Tammy L. Kindel, Rama Rao Ganga, John Wilder Baker, Sabrena F. Noria, Daniel B. Jones, Philip Omotosho, Erick T. Volckmann, Noel N. Williams, Dana A. Telem, Anthony T. Petrick, Jon C. Gould, A working product on behalf of the ASMBS Quality Improvement and Tags: ASMBS Guidelines/Statements Source Type: research

Patient Motivations and Goals for Bariatric Surgery: A Mixed Methods Study
Existing research has primarily focused on weight as the outcome of interest for bariatric surgery; however, patients frequently report other lifestyle and interpersonal surgery motivations and goals. Understanding the spectrum of bariatric surgery goals and motivations has important implications for enhancing patient-centered care and surgery outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Erica Ahlich, Christina L. Verzijl, Allison Cunning, Erin Wright, Diana Rancourt Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Gastro-intestinal quality of life before, short- and long-term after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesity
Overall quality of life (QoL) is generally improved after bariatric surgery. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms including abdominal pain have been reported in up to>30% of patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and may negatively influence QoL, especially GI-QoL. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Capucine Waridel, Alain Schoepfer, Michel Suter Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-En-Y gastric bypass in patients aged ≥65 years: a comparison of short-term outcomes
We read with great interest the results of the study “Sleeve Gastrectomy versus Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients Aged ≥65 years: A Comparison of Short-term Outcomes” [1]. This represents one of the largest sample sizes from a single center comparing the outcomes of SG and RYGB in elderly patients. Previous publications focusing on this popul ation were limited mainly by small series or databases from administrative data. The authors included 565 patients, representing 22.7% of the number of bariatric surgeries in their institution, and reported surgical complications and clinical outcomes up to 24 months...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anna Carolina Batista Dantas, Denis Pajecki, Marco Aurelio Santo Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Comment on: Sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-En-Y gastric bypass in patients aged ≥65 years: a comparison of short-term outcomes
The authors presented a retrospective study comparing the outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in a population of patients with obesity older than age 65. They reviewed patients ’ records, identifying a total of 2486 patients who underwent either RYGB or SG between 2005 and 2018; among them, 565 were aged>65 years. They compared 321 patients who had had RYGB and 244 who had had SG and found that RYGB patients had higher percentage of excess BMI loss (%EBMIL) at 6,12, and 24 months but higher complication rates [1]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Facchiano Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Comment on: Unequal rates of postoperative complications in relatively healthy bariatric surgical patients of White and Black race
Racial health disparities have been widely documented in diverse medical fields. In the bariatric surgery population, non-Hispanic black women are at the highest risk of obesity. Surgery has been demonstrated to result in less weight loss, increased adverse outcomes, and poorer remission of comorbidities [1]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Carolina Vanetta, Alfredo Daniel Guerr ón Source Type: research

Comment on: Sleeve gastrectomy vs. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients 65 Years of Age and Older: A Comparison of Short-term Outcomes
The Authors presented a retrospective study comparing the outcomes of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) in a population of patients with obesity older than 65 years. They reviewed patients ’ records, identifying a total of 2486 patients who underwent either RYGB or SG between 2005 and 2018; among them, 565 were over 65 years of age. They compared 321 patients who had had RYGB and 244 who had had SG and found that RYGB patients had higher percentage of excess BMI loss (%EBMIL) at 6,1 2 and 24 months but higher complication rates. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico FACCHIANO Source Type: research