Reproductive health counseling, attitudes and practices: A cross-sectional survey among bariatric surgeons
Women of childbearing age constitute a substantial proportion of patients who undergo weight-loss procedures. However, little is known regarding family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices among bariatric surgeons. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - September 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tair Ben Porat, Jonathan B. Yuval, Uriel Elchalal, Asher Shushan, Nasser Sakran, Ram Elazary, Amihai Rottenstreich Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: an  analysis of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database
Paraesophageal hernias (PEH) are common among patients with obesity. Most patients with severe obesity and a PEH will have the PEH repaired at the time of bariatric surgery. However, it is unclear whether there is increased risk when repairing a PEH during bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Joshua Hefler, Jerry Dang, Valentin Mocanu, Noah Switzer, Daniel W. Birch, Shahzeer Karmali Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: An analysis of the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Association Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database
Paraesophageal hernias (PEH) are common among patients with obesity. Most patients with severe obesity and a PEH will have it repaired at the time of bariatric surgery. However, it is unclear whether there is increased risk for repairing a PEH during bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Joshua Hefler, Jerry Dang, Valentin Mocanu, Noah Switzer, Daniel W. Birch, Shahzeer Karmali Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Potential mechanisms of sleeve gastrectomy for reducing body weight and improving metabolism in patients with obesity
The review article by Huang R, et al. (1) offers a summary of the metabolic effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) that are associated with weight loss. This is in addition to the already well-established restrictive nature of LSG procedure that results in decreased oral intake. The manuscript sheds light on factors such as variation of gut microbiota, gastrointestinal motility alteration and hormonal changes as plausible reasons for losing excess body weight after LSG. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Adeel A. Shamim, John N. Afthinos, Karen E. Gibbs Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 15, September 2019
Kamthorn Yolsuriyanwong, Thammasin Ingviya, Chanon Kongkamol, Eric Marcotte, Bipan Chand (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
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Jejuno-anastomotic retrograde intussusception complicating pregnancy after gastric bypass
Small bowel intussusception remains a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults and is almost always associated with a lead point (e.g., a small bowel polyp) [1]. However, there have been recent reports of small bowel intussusception occurring without a clear lead point in adults who have undergone a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery for management of obesity [1,2]. The current incidence reported in the literature is .07% –0.6%, occurring at an average of 36 months postoperatively, and it has been demonstrated in both men and pregnant and nonpregnant women [1–3]. (Source: Surgery for Ob...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Amy Hort, Peter Yoon, Michael Edye Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Jejuno-anastomotic retrograde intussusception complicating pregnancy following gastric bypass
Small bowel intussusception remains a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults and is almost always associated with a lead point, for example a small bowel polyp(1). However, there have been recent reports of small bowel intussusception occurring without a clear lead point in adults that have undergone a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery for management of obesity(1,2). The current incidence reported in the literature is 0.07% –0.6%, occurring at an average of 36 months postoperatively, and it has been demonstrated in both men and pregnant and non-pregnant women(1-3). (Source: Surgery for Obe...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Amy Hort, Peter Yoon, Michael Edye Source Type: research

Influence of post –Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight recidivism on insulin resistance: a 3-year follow-up
Although some early metabolic benefits provided by bariatric surgery are known to  occur regardless of weight loss, the impact of mid- to long-term weight recidivism after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on metabolic outcomes is not profoundly understood. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matheus Mathedi Concon, La ísa Simakawa Jimenez, Guilherme Hoverter Callejas, Elinton Adami Chaim, Everton Cazzo Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for complications: outcomes from a tertiary referral center in the Middle East
Complications after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) unfortunately lead a subset of patients to require revisional surgery, including conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Juan S. Barajas-Gamboa, Joshua Landreneau, Carlos Abril, Javed Raza, Ricard Corcelles, Matthew Kroh Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Is sleeve gastrectomy overcriticized? A single-center Indian experience with 5-year follow-up results
Bariatric surgery has seen a sharp rise in numbers worldwide in the last decade. Being a popular procedure, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has been widely studied over the years for its efficacy, potential for weight regain, metabolic impact, and de novo gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Amrit Manik Nasta, Sharmila Vyas, Madhu Goel, Ramen Goel Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Comment on: Outcomes of a novel bariatric stent in the management of sleeve gastrectomy leaks: a multicenter study
In the current article [1] the authors reported a retrospective series of 37 endoscopic treatments of acute and early leaks with a novel, large, fully covered, specific stent. They should be commended for inciting bariatric professionals to better address the complications in bariatric surgery. Their past activity proved improvement in the management of this dreaded complication after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). It is legitimate for them to propose new tools that should also be evaluated in larger prospective clinical trials. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marius Nedelcu, Patrick Noel, Thierry Manos, Sergio Carandina Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Conversion of Sleeve Gastrectomy to Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass for Complications: Outcomes from a Tertiary Referral Center in The Middle East
Complications following Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) unfortunately leads a subset of patients to require revisional surgery, including conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Juan S. Barajas-Gamboa, Joshua Landreneau, Carlos Abril, Javed Raza, Ricard Corcelles, Matthew Kroh Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Acute and longer-term body composition changes after bariatric surgery
“How many calories should I eat?” This question is heard regularly by clinicians practicing in the field of bariatric surgery. If one is to honor the complexity of human metabolism, the question does not have a simple answer. Yet a quick search through bariatric surgery message boards and online resources will reveal that patients are given one anyway, and without regard to their body size, sex, age, physical activity level, or weight history. Many patients are told to eat a very low calorie, low carbohydrate, high protein diet after surgery and are typically given calorie range goals of 5 00 to 1000 per day fo...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtney Plush, Colin Johnson, Arvinpal Singh, Edward Lin Source Type: research

Benefits of bariatric surgery in patients with acute ischemic stroke —a national population-based study
To explore the effects of prior bariatric surgery (prior-BS) on clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hedong Han, Lihong Chen, Meng Wang, Xin Wei, Yiming Ruan, Jia He Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Is sleeve gastrectomy over-criticized? a single center indian experience with 5 years follow up results
Bariatric surgery has seen a sharp rise in numbers worldwide in the last decade. Being a popular procedure, sleeve gastrectomy(SG) has been widely studied over the years for its efficacy, potential of weight regain, metabolic impact and de novo Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Amrit Manik Nasta, Sharmila Vyas, Madhu Goel, Ramen Goel Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

A novel bariatric stent In the management of sleeve gastrectomy leaks
In the current manuscript (1) the authors reported a retrospective series of 37 endoscopic treatments of acute and early leaks with a novel large fully covered specific stent. They should be commended for inciting bariatric professionals to progress in order to better address the complications in bariatric surgery. Their past activity proved improvement in the management of this dreaded complication following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). It is legitimate for them to propose us new tools that should also be evaluated in larger prospective clinical trials. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marius Nedelcu, Patrick Noel, Thierry Manos, Sergio Carandina Source Type: research

Influence of post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight recidivism on insulin resistance: a 3-year follow-up
Although some early metabolic benefits provided by bariatric surgery are known to occur regardless of weight loss, the impact of mid to long-term weight recidivism after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on metabolic outcomes is not profoundly understood. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matheus Mathedi Concon, La ísa Simakawa Jimenez, Guilherme Hoverter Callejas, Elinton Adami Chaim, Everton Cazzo Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Mortality after bariatric surgery: findings from a 7-year multicenter cohort study
Patients having bariatric surgery have lower mortality compared with those with similar body mass index who do not undergo surgery. It is unclear whether mortality post –bariatric surgery is similar to the general population. The benefit of bariatric surgery would be highlighted should people previously at high risk for premature death have comparable, or better, mortality experience as the general population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gretchen E. White, Anita P. Courcoulas, Wendy C. King, David R. Flum, Susan Z. Yanovski, Alfons Pomp, Bruce M. Wolfe, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Walter Pories, Steven H. Belle Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Mortality following bariatric surgery: Findings from a 7-year multicenter cohort study
Patients having bariatric surgery have lower mortality when compared to those with similar body mass index who do not undergo surgery. It is unclear whether mortality post-bariatric surgery is similar to the general population. The benefit of bariatric surgery would be highlighted should people previously at high risk for premature death have comparable, or better, mortality experience as the general population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gretchen E. White, Anita P. Courcoulas, Wendy C. King, David R. Flum, Susan Z. Yanovski, Alfons Pomp, Bruce M. Wolfe, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Walter Pories, Steven H. Belle Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

The effect of bougie size and distance from the pylorus on dehydration after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: an analysis of the ACS-MBSAQIP database
Dehydration is the most common cause of readmission after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Bougie size and distance from the pylorus, both of which have been associated with rates of dehydration postoperatively, varies by surgeon and across institutions. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ivy N. Haskins, Hope T. Jackson, Ada E. Graham, Sheena Chen, Andrew D. Sparks, Paul P. Lin, Khashayar Vaziri Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Effect of Bougie Size and Distance from the Pylorus on Dehydration following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: An Analysis of the ACS-MBSAQIP Database
Dehydration is the most common cause of readmission following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Bougie size and distance from the pylorus, both of which have been associated with rates of dehydration postoperatively, varies by surgeon and across institutions. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ivy N. Haskins, Hope T. Jackson, Ada E. Graham, Sheena Chen, Andrew D. Sparks, Paul P. Lin, Khashayar Vaziri Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Bariatric surgery in the elderly: outcomes analysis of patients over 70 using the ACS-NSQIP database
Bariatric surgery offers patients with morbid obesity and related diseases short- and long-term benefits to their health and quality of life. Evidence-based medicine is integral in the evaluation of risk versus benefit; however, data are lacking for several high-risk patient populations, including the elderly. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: David M. Pechman, Corin M. Kinkhabwala, Fernando Mu ñoz Flores, Ruben Salas, Robin H. Berk, David Weithorn, Diego R. Camacho Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery in the Elderly1: Outcomes Analysis of Patients Over 70 using the ACS-NSQIP Database
Bariatric surgery offers patients with morbid obesity and related diseases short-term and long-term benefits to their health and quality of life. Evidence-based medicine is integral in the evaluation of risk versus benefit; however, data is lacking for several high-risk patient populations, including the elderly. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: David M. Pechman, Corin M. Kinkhabwala, Fernando Mu ñoz Flores, Ruben Salas, Robin H. Berk, David Weithorn, Diego R. Camacho Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Impact of a preoperative low-calorie diet on liver histology in patients with fatty liver disease undergoing bariatric surgery
A low-calorie diet (LCD) before bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce liver volume and facilitate ease of operation. It is estimated that 75% –100% of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Risa M. Wolf, Kiyoko Oshima, Joseph K. Canner, Kimberley E. Steele Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Structural And Functional Vascular Improvement 1 Year After Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study
Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Data on structural and functional arterial changes after bariatric surgery are scarce. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marjolijn Leeman, Stefanie R. van Mil, Ithar Al-Ghanam, L. Ulas Biter, Martin Dunkelgrun, Manuel Castro Cabezas Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Impact of a preoperative low calorie diet on liver histology in patients with fatty liver disease undergoing bariatric surgery
A low calorie diet (LCD) prior to bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce liver volume and facilitate ease of operation. It is estimated that 75 -100% of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Risa M. Wolf, Kiyoko Oshima, Joseph K. Canner, Kimberley E. Steele Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Effect of the closure of mesenteric defects in laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric bypass. A prospective study
First, I want to congratulate Samur et  al. [1] on their article describing the effect of closure of mesenteric defects after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. (LRYGB). Although the article is a simple retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data, I believe that it is clinically important and relevant to any practicing ba riatric surgeon. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Maher El Chaar Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Measuring the small bowel length may decrease the incidence of malnutrition after laparoscopic one-anastomosis gastric bypass with tailored bypass limb
Laparoscopic one (single)-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is an effective and durable treatment for morbidly obese patients. However, the ideal length of the small bowel bypass remains controversial. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tien-Chou Sung, Owaid M. Almalki, Wei-Jei Lee, Kong-Han Ser, Jung-Chien Chen, Chun-Chi Wu, Shu-Chun Chen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Comment on: A Modified Inpatient Eating Disorders Treatment Protocol for Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients: Patient Characteristics and Treatment Response
Benefits of bariatric surgery are vast and transcend weight loss, including long-term improvements in medical comorbidities, psychiatric disorders, and overall psychosocial functioning [1-5]. Despite the remarkable benefits of bariatric surgery, a subgroup of individuals may be susceptible to continued or de novo maladaptive eating behaviors post-operatively [6]. Most research in this area has focused on problematic eating behaviors expected to confer risk for weight gain or suboptimal weight outcomes after bariatric surgery, such as binge eating or loss-of-control eating; however, very little attention has been devoted to...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Valentina Ivezaj Source Type: research

Comment on: Utilizing the Preoperative Psychological Evaluation to Determine Psychosocial Risk Factors for CPAP Non-Adherence Among Bariatric Surgery Candidates
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent among patients seeking bariatric surgery, and the gold standard treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) (1). However, CPAP use is variable, with studies in general, non-bariatric populations reporting that 46-83% of individuals stop using their CPAP devices after the initial trial period (2). CPAP non-adherence is particularly problematic in bariatric surgery patients; in the immediate post-operative phase, CPAP non-adherence is associated with significant complications, including pneumonia and transfer to ICU (3). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jessica Salwen-Deremer Source Type: research

Comment on: Effect of the closure of mesenteric defects in Laparoscopic Roux- En-Y Gastric Bypass. A Prospective Study
First, I want to congratulate Samur JS, et al. [1] on their manuscript describing the effect of closure of mesenteric defects following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y-Gastric-Bypass. (LRYGB). Although the manuscript is a simple retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data I believe that it is clinically very important and relevant to any practicing bariatric surgeon. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Measuring the small bowel length may decrease the incidence of malnutrition after laparoscopic one anastomosis gastric bypass with tailored bypass limb
Laparoscopic one (single) anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is an effective and durable treatment for morbidly obese patients. However, the ideal length of the small bowel bypass remains controversial. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tien-Chou Sung, Owaid M. Almalki, Wei-Jei Lee, Kong-Han Ser, Jung-Chien Chen, Chun-Chi Wu, Shu-Chun Chen Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Blount ’s disease as indicators for early metabolic surgical intervention
Patient selection criteria for adolescent metabolic bariatric surgery (MBS) have historically included adolescents who have achieved an extreme body mass index value, have developed a major complication of their obesity that would justify surgical therapy, show evidence of physiologic maturity evidence of mature decision-making, and demonstrate understanding of the dietary and physical activity changes that are required for optimal postoperative outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtney O ’Donnell, Sumeet Garg Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research

Comment on: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Blount disease ad indicators for early metabolic surgical intervention
Patient selection criteria for adolescent metabolic bariatric surgery (MBS) have historically included adolescents who have achieved an extreme body mass index value, have developed a major complication of their obesity that would justify surgical therapy, show evidence of physiologic maturity evidence of mature decision-making, and who demonstrate understanding of dietary and physical activity changes that are required for optimal postoperative outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtney O ’Donnell, Sumeet Garg Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Safe and Effective Method of Weight Loss as a Gateway to Heart Transplantation
Academic Hospital (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ariela Zenilman, David Pechman, Erin Moran-Atkin, Jenny Choi, Diego Camacho Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Effect of the closure of mesenteric defects in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a prospective study
Internal hernias (IH) are a recognized problem in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) that can cause intestinal obstruction. The routine closure of the mesenteric defects (MDs) to prevent IH in the LRYGB remains controversial. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jorge Saba Samur, Magdalena Bravo Hurtado, Alberto P érez-Castilla, Eugenio Rivas Zapata, Roberto Fernández Rodriguez, Jorge Zajjur Castro Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endoscopic septotomy and dilation of chronic sleeve gastrectomy leak
This video case report describes the management strategy used for an acute sleeve leak, which progressed to a chronic sleeve leak, culminating with successful endoscopic septotomy and dilation. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Julian Fazi, John Nasr, Nova Szoka Tags: Video case report Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia with mesh after sleeve gastrectomy
The patient was a 46-year-old female with a history of morbid obesity and was post –laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (performed at an outside institution), complicated by a left diaphragmatic thermal injury. On review of the sleeve gastrectomy operative dictation, an approximately 3-cm defect was incidentally made in the left diaphragm by a harmonic scalpel; this was repaired pri marily with interrupted permanent suture at that time. She presented 3 years later with a several-day history of emesis, obstipation, and left upper quadrant abdominal pain. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Fady Paul Marji, Eugene Wang, Ivanesa Pardo Tags: Video Case report Source Type: research

Endoscopic Septotomy & Dilation of Chronic Sleeve Gastrectomy Leak
This video case report describes the management strategy used for an acute, sleeve leak which progressed to a chronic sleeve leak, culminating with successful endoscopic septotomy and dilation.A 52-year-old female with a body mass index of 43 underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at an outside facility which was complicated by leak; she underwent diagnostic laparoscopy with abdominal drain placement and was then transferred to our facility three weeks postoperatively due to ongoing purulent output from the abdominal drain. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Fazi Julian, Nasr John, Szoka Nova Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia with Mesh Following Sleeve Gastrectomy
The patient is a 46-year-old female with a history of morbid obesity, status post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at an outside institution, complicated by a left diaphragmatic thermal injury. On review of the sleeve gastrectomy operative dictation, an approximately 3 cm defect was incidentally made in the left diaphragm by a harmonic scalpel, which was repaired primarily with interrupted permanent suture at that time. She presented three years later with emesis, obstipation, and left upper quadrant abdominal pain for several days. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Fady Paul Marji, Eugene Wang, Ivanesa Pardo Source Type: research

Effect of the closure of mesenteric defects in Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass. A Prospective Study
Internal hernias (IH) are a recognized problem in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) that can cause intestinal obstruction. The routine closure of the mesenteric defects (MDs) in the LRYGB remains controversial to prevent IH. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jorge Saba Samur, Magdalena Bravo Hurtado, Alberto P érez-Castilla, Eugenio Rivas Zapata, Roberto Fernández Rodriguez, Jorge Zajjur Castro Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment On: Bariatric Surgery Outcomes In Patients On Home Oxygen Therapy: An Analysis Of The Mbsaqip Database
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), now about five years old, has a database with a Public Use File (PUF), available to registered accredited centers, dating from 2015. This dataset is providing a wealth of information on bariatric surgical populations and their outcomes in these nationally-accredited centers. The first such bariatric database was the International Bariatric Surgery Registry, founded by Dr. Edward Mason, one of the original thought-leaders in bariatric surgery [1]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ann M. Rogers Source Type: research

Perioperative and 1-year outcomes of bariatric surgery in septuagenarians: implications for patient selection
Although bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity, utilization of bariatric procedures in older adults remains low. Previous work reported higher morbidity in older patients undergoing bariatric surgery. However, the generalizability of these data to contemporary septuagenarians is unclear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Margaret E. Smith, Daniel Bacal, Aaron J. Bonham, Oliver A. Varban, Arthur M. Carlin, Amir A. Ghaferi, Jonathan F. Finks Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Early improvement in patient reported disability after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is an effective intervention for managing morbid obesity. Little evidence has been reported regarding objective assessments of patient disability after surgery. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Score 2.0 is a validated tool for assessing the level of disability after surgery, including assessment of difficulty with activities of daily living, social activities, and overall functioning. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew D. Spann, Emily Wang, Savannah Hurt, Rachel Koch, Rajnish Gupta, Matthew D. McEvoy Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Perioperative and One-Year Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Septuagenarians: Implications for Patient Selection
While bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity, utilization of bariatric procedures in older adults remains low. Previous work reported higher morbidity in older patients undergoing bariatric surgery. However, the generalizability of this data to contemporary septuagenarians is unclear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Margaret E. Smith, Daniel Bacal, Aaron J. Bonham, Oliver A. Varban, Arthur M. Carlin, Amir A. Ghaferi, Jonathan F. Finks Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Eating Expectancies Before Bariatric Surgery: Assessment and Associations with Weight Loss Trajectories
While presurgical eating behaviors have demonstrated limited prognostic value, cognitions regarding the effects of eating may serve as important predictors of weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery. The Eating Expectancies Inventory (EEI) is a commonly used self-report measure of expected consequences of eating; however, its psychometric and predictive properties have not yet been evaluated among bariatric surgery patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gail A. Williams-Kerver, Lauren M. Schaefer, Misty A.W. Hawkins, Janis H. Crowther, Jennifer Duncan Tags: Integrated Health Article Source Type: research

Early improvement in patient reported disability following bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is an effective intervention for managing morbid obesity. Little evidence has been reported regarding objective assessments of patient disability after surgery. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Score (WHODAS) 2.0 is a validated tool for assessing the level of disability after surgery, including assessment of difficulty with activities of daily living, social activities, and overall functioning. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - August 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew D. Spann, Emily Wang, Savannah Hurt, Rachel Koch, Rajnish Gupta, Matthew D. McEvoy Tags: Original articles Source Type: research