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Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part V

This month’s articles focus on metabolic surgery in private practice and how metabolic surgery procedures vary internationally.

Metabolic surgery in private practice

Private practitioners played a major role in the evolution of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training. Academic physicians were disinterested in addressing obesity and were confronted with the distressing outcomes that followed the intestinal bypass. The private sector, with its marked surgeon autonomy and innovative mindset, was far more ready to accept early reports describing […]

Metabolic surgery: Procedures vary internationally

Figure 13. SG with jejunoileostomy anastomosis

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium—Part IV

This month’s articles focus on bariatric surgery and psychiatry, and neurologic metabolic surgery.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Bariatric surgery and psychiatry: A review

The links between bariatric surgery and psychiatry are assessed, including potential changes induced by the pharmacokinetics of medicine and concerns related to altering the vagus nerve to treat severe depression.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Neurologic metabolic surgery: A review

Identifies the development and potential challenges of neuromodulatory therapies in treating obesity and its comorbidities.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part III

This month’s articles focus on advances in metabolic and bariatric surgery and insulin as an outmoded therapy for type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Bariatric metabolic surgery: Advances continue

This article reviews the range of metabolic procedures being performed and the long-term outcomes of each and highlights the safety profile of these procedures since the establishment of large data registries and accreditation programs.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Insulin: The wrong therapy for type 2 diabetes Lessons learned from a half century of metabolic surgery

The benefits of metabolic surgery versus  insulin therapy for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus are identified.

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part II

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part II

The Bulletin is publishing the collected papers from the Metabolic Surgery Symposium, which took place in August 2017 at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) headquarters, Chicago, IL.

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part II

Definition and history of metabolic surgery

This paper, presented at the 2018 Metabolic Surgery Symposium, describes the evolution of metabolic surgery.

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part II

Surgery and the Gordian knot of metabolic syndrome

This paper, presented at the 2018 Metabolic Surgery Symposium, identifies the role of bariatric surgery in treating multiple expressions of metabolic syndrome.

Figure 1. ERABS protocol

ERABS leads to reduced opioid use among bariatric surgery patients

This column describes the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery strategies at a community hospital and the reduction of opioid requirements after surgery.

Accredited bariatric surgery centers have fewer postoperative complications

A survey of published studies suggests patients who have weight loss operations at non-accredited U.S.  bariatric surgery facilities are up to  1.4 times more likely to experience serious postoperative complications and more than twice as likely to die after the procedure.

State legislatures get back to work

An update on state legislative priorities for the ACS, including implementation of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, coverage for bariatric surgery, medical liability reform, scope of practice, and trauma are summarized in this article.

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project

A bariatric surgery pilot program developed by a Georgia coalition is highlighted as an example of a successful grassroots advocacy initiative at the regional level.

HealthLeaders Media: Accreditation improves bariatric outcomes

An article in the February 6 HealthLeaders Media, “Better bariatric surgery outcomes depend on data accreditation,” underscores the effectiveness of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which has created a single accreditation process for bariatric centers.

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