Eating behaviors and weight outcomes in bariatric surgery patients amidst COVID-19
Recent studies suggest that eating habits are an area particularly affected by the lockdown imposed by many countries to curb the COVID-19 epidemic. Individuals that received bariatric surgery may represent a particularly susceptible population to the adverse effects of lockdown for its potential impact on eating, psychological and, weight loss outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Eva Concei ção, Marta de Lourdes, Sofia Ramalho, Sílvia Félix, Ana Pinto-Bastos, Ana Rita Vaz Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Routine preoperative resting echocardiography does not predict adverse cardiopulmonary events after bariatric surgery
The purpose of the pre-operative cardiac assessment for bariatric surgery can be viewed in to two ways. The first is in identification of patients who may have significant peri-operative cardiovascular risk for elective surgery where postponement for risk-reduction may be indicated, for example a patient with angina found to be a candidate for myocardial revascularization. The second purpose is to help guide peri-operative surgical management. Left ventricular function is most commonly evaluated pre-operatively by echocardiography. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Tammy L. Kindel Source Type: research

Comments on " Sleeve Gastrectomy with tailored 360 ° fundoplication according to Rossetti in patients affected by obesity and gastro-oesophageal reflux: a prospective observational study"
I read with interest the manuscript entitled " Sleeve Gastrectomy with tailored 360 ° fundoplication according to Rossetti in patients affected by obesity and gastro-oesophageal reflux: a prospective observational study" in which 58 patients underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with a Rossetti anti-reflux fundoplication in patients affected by morbid obesity and GERD.1 One year after surgery, patients had an expected decrease in Body Mass Index (BMI), of nearly 14 kg/m2 and GERD improvement in 97 % of patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Michel Gagner Source Type: research

Comment on “The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Bariatric Surgical Risk/Benefit Calculator: 1. 30-Day Risk”
The creation and implementation of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons has enabled the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) to benefit from, and show the benefits of, big data. The age of the single surgeon or the institutional series is dead; the age of big data involving hundreds of thousands of patients has arrived. Big data is not new but is finally being applied routinely to medicine. How we use this data to improve outcomes for our patients is now the question. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin Clapp Source Type: research

Acknowledgement of Referees
We would like to thank the following people who have contributed their time and talents to the peer review of manuscripts over the past year (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
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SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 17, March 2021
David B. Sarwer, Thomas A. Wadden, Rebecca L. Ashare, Jacqueline C. Spitzer, Courtney McCuen-Wurst, Caitlin LaGrotte, Noel N. Williams, Michael Edwards, Colleen Tewksbury, Jingwei Wu, Gabriel Tajeu, Kelly C. Allison (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Continuing medical education program Source Type: research

“Metabolic effects of bariatric surgery on patients with type 2 diabetes: a population-based study”
Bariatric surgery among patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) can induce complete remission. However, it remains unclear whether Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) has better T2D remission within a population-based daily practice. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Erman O. Akpinar, Ronald S.L. Liem, Simon W. Nienhuijs, Jan Willem M. Greve, Perla J. Marang- van de Mheen, of the Dutch Audit for Treatment of Obesity Research Group Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Long-term impact of bariatric surgery on glycemic control and glucose-lowering therapy for people with type 2 diabetes Population-based cohort study
Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that bariatric surgery improves glycemic control among people with diabetes. However, evidence from randomized controlled trials may not be generalizable to real-world clinical care with unselected patients in routine clinical practice. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Rameez Imtiaz, Aristithes G. Doumouras, Dennis Hong, Mehran Anvari, Baiju R. Shah Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Response to Letter
I would like to thank the members of the American Foregut Society Bariatric Committee for their interest in our publication “Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP” [1]. Their careful analysis and thoughtful comments act to highlight the issues raised by our analysis. They correctly point out that placing a magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) device at the time of bariatric surgery is an off-label use, and potentially harmful. They also raise the issue of the lack of long-term data to support this practice. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin Clapp Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Bariatric and metabolic surgery in patients with morbid obesity and multiple sclerosis - a nationwide, matched cohort study
Despite an association between obesity and multiple sclerosis (MS), very little is known regarding the safety and efficacy outcomes for patients with MS and severe obesity undergoing metabolic surgery. The aim of the present study was to evaluate early complications and efficacy outcomes of metabolic surgery in patients with severe obesity and MS. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Erik Stenberg, Lars Forsberg, Anna Hedstr öm, Jan Hillert, Erik Näslund Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue, which one induced thyroid dysfunction in patients with morbid obesity.
Thyroid dysfunction in patients with morbid obesity usually alleviated after bariatric surgery. Role of diverse types of adipose tissue in the process remains unknown. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: XuYang Jia, Lei Du, HuiHui Ma, DongLei Zhou, Shen Qu, LiJun Zheng Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

" Outcomes of Patients above 55 years old undergoing abdominoplasty after bariatric surgery"
In this issue of Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases, Debs et al. sought to determine the feasibility and safety of patients over age 55 years undergoing abdominoplasty following bariatric surgery [1]. The authors performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data of 104 patients. They analyzed age, gender, pre-operative body mass index, associated interventions, co-morbidities, and complications. This patient group was mostly female (85.6%); mean age was 60.1 ± 3.9 years old; and majority of patients underwent Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) (n=77, 74%). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Maria S. Altieri Source Type: research

Comment on: Relationship between bariatric surgery outcomes and the preoperative gastrointestinal microbiota: a cohort study
Alterations in the human gastrointestinal microbiome are associated with multiple disease states, including severe obesity, diabetes and hypertension [1]. The gut microbiome has become a potential mechanism of action of bariatric surgery on post-surgical energy balance and metabolism. Specifically, sleeve gastrectomy has previously been found to increase gut bacteria Proteobacteria and Verrucomibrobia with reduced Firmicutes. Further, Akkermansia muciniphila, known to be negatively correlated to inflammation, is increased after SG [2]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Tammy L. Kindel Source Type: research

Remote Unaffiliated Pre-surgical Psychosocial Evaluations: A Qualitative Assessment of the Attitudes of ASMBS Membership
Psychosocial evaluation is an important component of the pre-operative assessment process for people seeking metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) and is required for accreditation of MBS programs. Recently, independent companies without affiliations with MBS programs have been marketing a service conducting remotely-administered unaffiliated psychosocial evaluations for MBS (RUS), and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) members have raised concerns about these evaluations. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jessica K. Salwen-Deremer, Jennifer M. Lauretti, Kelly A. Aschbrenner, Leslie Heinberg, Stephen J. Ritz, Stephanie Sogg Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Duodenal-jejunal bypass maintains hepatic S-adenosylmethionine/S-homocysteine ratio in diet-induced obese rats
In this study, we extended our study to gain further insight into mechanistic details of how the DJB-induced flux changes in one-carbon metabolism contributes to the improvement of diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Rodents were subjected to surgical (sham operation and DJB) or dietary (reduced food supply to follow the weight changes in the DJB-group) interventions. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mikyung Kim, Yunmee Rho, Rhoeun Park, Jeeyoun Jung, Geum-Sook Hwang, Youn Kyoung Seo, Ji Hae Seo, Yoonseok Heo, Tae Kyung Ha, Eunyoung Ha Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: In The Role of Health Insurance Characteristics in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery
Health disparities and access to healthcare remain ongoing social justice problems. Access to bariatric services and specifically surgery has not been immune to this issue. A study from 2016 found that two-thirds of patients undergoing bariatric surgery were white [1]. Increasingly socioeconomic disparities are being recognized. The study that is paired with this editorial looks to helps to bring into focus the role of health insurance and access to utilization of Bariatric surgery in Southeastern Pennsylvania. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher DuCoin Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor by the American Foregut Society Bariatric Committee on Combined Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation and Bariatric Surgery
A recent review of the MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) by authors Clapp, et al. 1 observed that magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) is being performed prophylactically for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) at the time of primary bariatric surgery (18 in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy [LSG] and 6 in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] patients). The authors made several observations: (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Leena Khaitan, Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, John Lipham, Reginald Bell, Peter Kahrilas, American Foregut Society Bariatric Committee Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Association between Number of Children and Weight Loss Outcomes among Individuals Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Existing research demonstrates that parity is associated with risk for obesity. The majority of those who undergo bariatric surgery are women, yet little is known about whether having children prior to bariatric surgery is associated with pre- and post-surgical weight outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Leah Hecht, Ashley Hadwiger, Kellie Martens, Aaron Hamann, Arthur Carlin, Lisa R. Miller-Matero Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the Editor: “Sleeve gastrectomy may double the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in morbidly obese patients”
We would like to thank Papadia et al. for their interest in our article, “Esophageal adenocarcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy: actual or potential threat? Italian series and literature review” (1). We also greatly appreciated their attempt at evaluating the relative risk (RR) of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) in patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy (SG ). To do so, they extrapolated the reported number of SGs performed in Italy over the 3-year period (2012-2015) in which the EAC cases belonging to our series occurred. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Alfredo Genco, Lidia Castagneto-Gissey, Giovanni Casella Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

“It’s a tool, not a cure”: The Pre-operative Teen Perspective on Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is well-established in adults as the most effective tool for sustained weight loss and reduction of obesity-related comorbidities, and is an emerging option for adolescents whereby conservative approaches have failed. Narratives are vital in understanding motivating reasons and psychosocial profiles of adolescents considering bariatric surgery, during a developmental period of evolving self-concept, body image sensitivity, peer pressure, and increased opportunity for risky behaviors. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ming K. Li, Andrea Regina, Michele Strom, Min Suk Kim, Noah Philipp-Muller, Jill K. Hamilton Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Bariatric Surgical Risk/Benefit Calculator: 1. 30-Day Risk
(1) Background: There is increasing demand for data driven tools that provide accurate and clearly communicated patient-specific information. These can aid discussions between practitioners and patients, promote shared decision-making, and enhance informed consent. The American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) sought to create a ‘risk calculator’ for adult patients considering primary metabolic and bariatric surgery, with multiple features: 1) 30-Day Risk, 2) 1-Year Body Mass Index (BMI) projections, and 3) 1-Year Comorbidity Remission. ...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Arielle Grieco, Kristopher M. Huffman, Mark E. Cohen, Bruce L. Hall, John M. Morton, Clifford Y. Ko Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comparison of the incidence of cholelithiasis after sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a meta-analysis
Bariatric surgery could increase the risk of cholelithiasis, while it is unclear whether the incidences of cholelithiasis are similar after different bariatric procedures. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Qianyi Wan, Rui Zhao, Yi Chen, Yong Wang, Yutao Wu, Xiaoting Wu Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

The role of GLP-1 in postprandial glucose metabolism after bariatric surgery: A narrative review of human GLP-1 receptor antagonist studies
The bariatric procedures Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) lead to remission or improvement of type 2 diabetes. A weight loss-independent augmentation of postprandial insulin secretion contributes to the improvement in glycemic control after RYGB and is associated with a ∼10-fold increase in plasma concentrations of the incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). However, the physiological importance of the markedly increased postprandial GLP-1 secretion after RYGB has been much debated. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Morten Hinds ø, Maria S. Svane, Nora Hedbäck, Jens J. Holst, Sten Madsbad, Kirstine N. Bojsen-Møller Source Type: research

The Enemy of Good is Better, Colonic Obstruction Post Gastric Bypass : An International Video Case Series
We present three cases of transverse colon obstruction after ante-colic-ante-gastric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and describe the technical steps in relieving the obstruction. All patients have consented and approved to publish this work. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Raveena Karthikeyan, Hany Takla, Tarik Delko, Joseph N. Badaoui, Todd A. Kellog, Omar M. Ghanem Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Revisional Bariatric Surgery to Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass: A Large Multi-Institution Series
I would like to thank the Editor -in-Chief Dr. Raul Rosenthal for the invitation to submit this editorial. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ashraf Haddad Source Type: research

Improving Perioperative and Long-term Outcomes for Black Patients Through Earlier and More Enhanced Access to Metabolic and Bariatric Care.
The continuing increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease coincides with the evolving obesity pandemic. Obesity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and an essential component of metabolic syndrome [1]. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is established by the presence of central obesity and two of the following risk factors: elevated systolic blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, elevated triglyceride levels, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels [2]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Essa M. Aleassa Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Mass Index and Ventricular Contractility Improvement in Patients with Severe Obesity Following Rapid Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery
The aim of this study is to report the positive impact of Bariatric Surgery on left ventricular mass index (LVMI), as well as ventricular contractility in patients with obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mauricio Sarmiento-Cobos, Carlos Rivera, Luis Felipe Okida, Vicente J. Cogollo, Lisandro Montorfano, David Gutierrez, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J. Rosenthal Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Characterization of Urgent Versus Non-Urgent Early Readmissions ( < 30-Days) Following Primary Bariatric Surgery: A Single Institution Experience
Studies on early post-operative readmissions after bariatric surgery (BS) have examined readmissions as a single entity, regardless of urgency. Given strategies to lower non-urgent readmissions would reduce unnecessary hospital utilization, this study focused on identifying predictors of urgent (UR) versus non-urgent (NUR) 30-day readmissions post-BS. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anahita Jalilvand, Katelyn A. Levene, Kejal Shah, Bradley Needleman, Sabrena F. Noria Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Revision of Mason ’s procedure (Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: role of an associated fundectomy in weight loss outcomes.
The Authors presented a study reporting 85 patients undergoing revisional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG). The indications to conversion were primary or secondary weight loss failure or VBG complications. Starting from 2012 they associated a fundectomy to RYGB when this was feasible, with the specific aim of resecting the previous staple lines and to reduce the risk of leak and other complications related to the persistence of the stapled fundus. The calibration band was resected at the same time to remove another potentially source of complication. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Facchiano Source Type: research

Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in patients with obesity awaiting bariatric surgery
Our group is very interested in the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation on patients with obesity awaiting bariatric surgery. Garla et al. (1) reported that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass decreased PUFA ingestion. Ruiz-Tovar et al. (2) discovered that the mean total weight loss was 4.0% ± 2.7% in patients who received a preoperative balanced-energy high-protein formula and 5.3% ± 3.2% in those who received the same formula enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. However, Zainal Abidin et al. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Yong Wang, M.D. Rui zhao, Qian-Yi Wan, Xiao-Ding Shen, Xiao-Ting Wu, Jing Chen Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comment on: Transversus abdominis plane block using a short-acting local anesthetic reduces pain and opioid consumption after laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis
Since becoming the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States by 2013 [1] and the most commonly performed bariatric procedure worldwide soon thereafter [2], the vertical sleeve gastrectomy has undergone a fair amount of scrutiny to determine whether it, like other surgical procedures, might sometimes confer unintended long-term consequences. Although there is still some controversy, 1 finding is that there may be an increased rate of de novo gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after sleeve [3]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ann M. Rogers Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Comment on “Transversus abdominis plane block using a short-acting local anaesthetic reduces pain and opioid consumption after laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis”
Comment on “Esophageal adenocarcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy: actual or potential threat? Italian series and literature review” (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ann M. Rogers Source Type: research

Primary Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Gastric Bypass: A Propensity-Matched Comparison of 30-Day Outcomes
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity. There is uncertainty regarding rates of adverse outcomes between the most common methods: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ajay Kapur, Paul Thodiyil Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Sleeve Gastrectomy with tailored 360 ° fundoplication according to Rossetti in patients affected by obesity and gastro-esophageal reflux
We commend the authors for a remarkably interesting study [1], that makes efforts to answer an important clinical question: the gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and bariatric surgery. The reflux disease identified in the preoperative work-up or as a complication of the bariatric surgery represents a matter of debate that will continue in the upcoming years and your manuscript brings some important information despite the relative low number of cases. The authors included in the current study [1] 53 patients who underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) with tailored 360 ° fundoplication according to Rosset...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Patrick Noel, Marius Nedelcu, Thierry Manos, Anamaria Nedelcu Source Type: research

Comment on: Esophageal Cancer After Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Population-based Comparative Cohort Study
It is well known that bariatric surgery has a positive effect on the course of secondary diseases such as diabetes mellitus or hypertension, which could be shown in large long-term, prospective, and controlled studies [1]. However, obesity is also an independent factor for the development of various types of cancer such as colon, liver, endometrial, pancreatic, ovarian or postmenopausal breast cancer [2,3]. As expected, the risk of carcinoma decreases on overall after bariatric surgery. Schauer et al. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Felix Nickel, Eleni Amelia Felinska, Adrian Billeter, Beat M üller-Stich Source Type: research

Comment on: Use of Noninvasive Scores for Advanced Liver Fibrosis Can Guide the Need for Hepatic Biopsy During Bariatric Procedures
The authors of this interesting study review their findings of routine liver biopsy in 2,465 patients who underwent bariatric surgery during a 17-year span in attempt to answer two important questions: firstly, to confirm the prevalence of advanced fibrosis (F3 and F4), which they found was 3.4%. And secondly, to assess effectiveness of using non-invasive risk calculators to direct use of routine or conversely, selective liver biopsies. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Michel M. Murr Source Type: research

Improvement of Glucose Metabolism following rapid weight loss after Bariatric Surgery and its impact on reduction of Visceral Abdominal Fat vs. Free Fat Muscle
University Hospital, United States (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Vicente J. Cogollo, Carlos E. Rivera, Roberto J. Valera, Mauricio Sarmiento-Cobos, Lisandro Montorfano, Eliot Wasser, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J. Rosenthal Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Response Letter to the Editor
We thank the authors for their interest in our paper titled ‘Metabolic outcomes after revisional bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis’ [1]. In their letter, Wang et al. performed a similar meta-analysis with the specific goal of a further subgroup analysis investigating the variation in metabolic outcomes at different time intervals f rom the revisional procedure. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Asim Shabbir Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Sleeve gastrectomy may double the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in morbidly obese patients
We read with interest the article “Esophageal Adenocarcinoma After Sleeve Gastrectomy: Actual or Potential Threat? Italian Series and Literature Review” by Genco et al. [1], and we share their concern about the possible increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) after sleeve gastrectomy (SG). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Francesco S. Papadia, Elisa Marabotto, Matteo Mascherini, Alice Rubartelli, Giovanni Camerini, Edoardo G. Giannini Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

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SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 17, February 2021
Lihu Gu, Kailu Lin, Nannan Du, Derry Minyao Ng, Dandi Lou, Ping Chen (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Continuing medical education program Source Type: research

Discussing pregnancy prevention with bariatric surgery patients
Preventing pregnancy post-bariatric surgery is of particular relevance given that the majority demographic of people who undergo bariatric surgery are women of childbearing age. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicole Yvonne Nguyen Source Type: research

Sleeve gastrectomy may double the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in morbidly obese patients.
We read with interest the article “Esophageal adenocarcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy: actual or potential threat? Italian series and literature review” by Genco et al. (1), and we share the concern about the possible increase in incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) after sleeve gastrectomy (SG). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Francesco S. Papadia, Elisa Marabotto, Matteo Mascherini, Alice Rubartelli, Giovanni Camerini, Edoardo G. Giannini Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Tribute to edward e. mason: a 100-year life of dedication
Edward E. Mason will be known as the “Father of Obesity Surgery” or “Father of Bariatric Surgery” because he was our first great teacher of the need for such a discipline. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Henry Buchwald Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Role of Health Insurance Characteristics in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is underutilized in the United States. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - January 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Hamlet Gasoyan, Jennifer K. Ibrahim, William E. Aaronson, David B. Sarwer Tags: Original articles Source Type: research