Bariatric Surgery Perspective

 
 
  • Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?   Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.
  • We Can't Just Give Up on Obesity A pediatric endocrinologist describes the harsh realities of practicing in the South today and calls on the medical profession to redress 'sins of the past.'
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Why Is Obesity so Challenging? Is it genetic? Is it a simple matter of too much food and not enough exercise? Get to the bottom of this common condition that so many clinicians find extremely vexing.
  • Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing complication rates in patients having gallstones removed before and after undergoing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.
  • ECCO 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCO 2018
  • A Closer Look at Robotic Surgery Cost, Use, and Trends Dr Lowenfels comments on several studies examining costs, outcomes, and recent trends in robotic surgery compared with other procedural approaches.
  • Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?
  • Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know   This year's World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured several studies whose findings affect primary care. Dr David Johnson highlights the results.
  • Ongoing Trials Put Focus Back on Fatty Liver Disease Researchers at this year's Liver Meeting offered promising insights into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fatty liver disease. Dr William Balistreri surveys their results.
  • AHAGastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.
  • Coffee May Increase Life Expectancy in Liver Disease Steep benefits! The latest data link coffee consumption to decreased morbidity and mortality in liver disease.
  • Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the relationship between obesity and complications after open ventral hernia repair, published in Surgery.
  • A 'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017   Dr David Johnson provides his takeaways from this meeting. Part 1 reveals a 'wake-up call' for gastroenterologist burnout and updates in bariatric surgery, Barrett esophagus, G-POEM, NAFLD, and more.
  • Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2   In part 2 of their discussion on ENDO 2017, Drs Vega and Anawalt discuss vitamin D use in kids, pyrethroids and puberty onset, and whether levothyroxine can be taken with milk.
  • Seeking Less-Invasive Care in Obesity-Related Liver Disease At DDW 2017, the focus was on finding better ways to detect disease and encourage weight loss. Dr William Balistreri highlights the results.
  • Poster Pearls From ADA 2017: 13 Things You'll Be Glad You Know What were some of the unique findings gleaned from the hundreds of posters presented at this year's American Diabetes Association meeting?
  • 10 Key Primary Care Takeaways: DDW 2017   The 'really hot stuff' from this year's Digestive Disease Week that will interest primary care providers, according to Dr David Johnson.
  • It's All Here: Your Guide to Highlights of DDW 2017   Dr David Johnson provides his perspective on many of the exciting scientific advances presented at this year's Digestive Disease Week.
  • 50 Shades of Malpractice Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states.