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Obesity Surgery: Patient Safety and Best Practices

Stephanie B. Jones, MD and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS

Product Details
Product ID: OS100
Year Produced: 2008
Pages: 516
Dimensions: 8.625x11 in
ISBN: 978-0-9788890-4-3
Contact Us: 1-800-253-7657


There continues to be a growing concern for the epidemic of overweight and obesity, not only in the U.S. but abroad as well. The disease of obesity carries with it a variety of social and medical issues, specifically the increasing awareness and concern related to weight loss surgery. This text is designed to meet the education needs of a highly diverse mix of target audiences, increasing its effectiveness in providing health care professionals with the most current information on patient safety and best practice options, and maximizing the impact on curbing this epidemic and improving the quality of life for patients.

Bariatric Times Book Review

  • Weight Loss Stratagem
  • Patient Education & Support
  • Patient Coverage and Access
  • Hospital Decision Making
  • Patient Safety
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Outcomes after Weight Loss Surgery
  • Technical Advances
  • Special Issues/Controversies
  • Restoring Health: Long Term Success
  • Media
  • Legal & Tort Issues
  • Implementing Solutions

    Weight Loss Stratagem

  1. The Science of Weight Loss Surgery
  2. NHLBI Clinical Guidelines on Overweight and Obesity in Adults
  3. Dietary Guidelines
  4. Pharmacotherapy Pipeline
  5. Meal Replacements
  6. Weight Watchers*
  7. Patient Education & Support

  8. Readiness to Change
  9. Health Utility Assessment
  10. Patients of Size (Culture of Sensitivity)
  11. Web-Based Education
  12. Program Management
  13. Pushing the Envelope of Patient Education and Support With Technology-Enhanced Applications and Strategies
  14. Longitudinal Bariatric Experience: Combined Reflections
  15. Patient Coverage and Access

  16. Health Economics
  17. Ensuring Access to Bariatric Surgery
  18. Access to Care
  19. Insurer Perspective: Massachusetts Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  20. Appealing Denials
  21. Negotiating With Payers for New Technology and Procedures
  22. Military Health System
  23. Hospital Decision Making

  24. The Cost of Setting Up a Bariatric Surgery Program
  25. Return on Investment
  26. Facilities Requirements
  27. Equipment Considerations
  28. Clinical Pathways in Weight Loss Surgery
  29. Hospitals and The Joint Commission
  30. Patient Safety

  31. Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety
  32. Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Reduction of Medical Errors
  33. Ensuring the Safety of the Bariatric Surgery Patient
  34. ACS Bariatric Surgery Network
  35. Understanding Levels of Evidence
  36. Continuing Medical Education
  37. Multimedia in Surgical Education
  38. Nurses: Creating a Professional Standard
  39. Medical Evaluation

  40. Preoperative Medical Evaluation
  41. Psychological Assessment
  42. Joslin Guidelines
  43. Nutrition Assessment
  44. Anesthetic Considerations
  45. Outcomes After Weight Loss Surgery

  46. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  47. Laparoscopic Adjustable Band
  48. The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  49. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  50. Intragastric Balloon
  51. Weight Loss Surgery and Outcomes: Gastric Pacing
  52. The Role of the Endoscopist
  53. Body Contouring
  54. LABS Next Step
  55. Technical Advances

  56. Staple-Line Buttress Materials
  57. Fibrin Sealants
  58. Surgical Device Industry
  59. Corporate America's Role
  60. Safer Surgery Through Simulation
  61. Special Issues/Controversies

  62. Gastric Bypass Controversies: Implications for Patient Safety
  63. Acceptable Comorbidity
  64. Weight Gain and Reoperative Surgery
  65. Weight Loss Surgery and Pregnancy
  66. Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Debate
  67. More Conservative Indications for Bariatric Surgery for Adolescent Patients
  68. Restoring Health: Long Term Success

  69. Patient Outcomes: Collecting Data
  70. Quality of Life
  71. Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
  72. Counseling on Exercise
  73. Lifelong Medical Follow-up
  74. Media

  75. Medical Journalism
  76. Media Relations
  77. Legal & Tort Issues

  78. Ethics: How to Discuss Medical Errors
  79. Risk-Management Foundation
  80. Legal and Tort Issues
  81. Malpractice/Payers
  82. Liability in Proctoring
  83. Medical Liability Drives Cost
  84. Tort Reform
  85. Implementing Solutions

  86. Determining Best Practices and Implementing Solutions
Ebaa Al-Ozairi, BMSc, MD, MRCP
Jeffrey W. Allen, MD
Caroline Apovian, MD
Jerry Berger
George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD
Loren J. Borud, MD
George A. Bray, MD
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
Patricia A. Buss, MC, VSN
Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH
Justine M. Carr, MD
Ronna M. Casper, MEd, LCSW
Jaime Wilson-Chiru
Ram Chuttani, MD
Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH
Susan Cummings, MS, RD
Kristina Day, RD, LD
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Karen A. Donato, SM, RD
Diana Cullum-Dugan, RD, LD
James Ellsmere, MD
Jacob Enterkin, BS
John A. Fallon, MD, MBA
Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS
Josef E. Fischer, MD
David R. Flum, MD, MPH
Michel Gagner, MD
Victor F. Garcia, MD
James Garver
Dean J. Geraci, MSc
Judy Giusti, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Isaac Greenberg, PhD
Jennifer L. Greenman
Ronit Grinbaum, MD
Giselle G. Hamad, MD
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Robert Hanscom, JD
Alan M. Harvey, MD, MBA
Edward A. Hatchigian, MD, MS
Marcelo W. Hinojosa, MD
Colleen M. Hutchinson, MA
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH
Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD
Thomas James, III, MD
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS
R. Scott Jones, MD
Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD
Farid J. Kehdy, MD
John J. Kelly, MD
Sang W. Kim
Karen Miller-Kovach, MBA, MS, RD
Kenneth A. Larsen, DMin, PhD
Meng-G Martin Lee, MD
Barbara Lightizer, MS, MA, CPHRM
Kevin Lobo
John L. McCarthy, MBA
Michelle McCleerey, PhD, MA, MEd, RN
Kevin McGovern
Joseph Nadglowski, Jr.
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Torsten Olbers, MD, PhD
Robin F. Pearson
Tracy S. Pitt, DO
Alfons Pomp, MD
Walter J. Pories, MD
Kinga A. Powers, MD, PhD
Gary M. Pratt, BS
Janey S.A. Pratt, MD
Aurora D. Pryor, MD
Scott Rehrig, MD, LTCMC
Christine Ren, MD
Nancy Ridley, MS
Jo-Anne Rizzotto, MEd, RD, LDN, CDE
Malcolm K. Robinson, MD
Daniel S. Rooks, PhD
James C. Rosser, Jr., MD
Thomas R. Russell, MD
Donna H. Ryan, MD
Kenneth Sands, MD, MPH
Luke Sato, MD
Philip R. Schauer, MD
Benjamin E. Schneider, MD
Robert S. Schneider, MSW
Daniel J. Scott, MD
Scott A. Shikora, MD
Peter H. Soderberg
Jonathan Waks
Angela Walsh, RN, MA, CNOR
Katherine A. Wang
Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH
Samnuel E. Wilson, MD
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
James Zervios