Bariatric Surgery

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February 2018

Impact of reducing postop complications in bariatric Medicare patients

Editor's Note Hospitals with the largest reductions in serious complications after bariatric surgery had the greatest decrease in per-patient Medicare payments, this study finds. Analyzing 37,329 Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery from 2005 to 2006 and 2013 to 2014, researchers found a strong association between reductions in complications and decreased…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 12, 2017
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Seven-year outcomes after bariatric surgery

Editor's Note In this multicenter study of 7-year weight and comorbid health changes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), most participants maintained much of their weight loss with variable fluctuations over the long term, and comorbid health improvements were sustained after RYGB. Of 2,348 participants,…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 6, 2017
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Bariatric surgery patients at risk for new prolonged opioid use

Editor's Note Bariatric surgery patients have a much higher rate of newly persistent postoperative opioid use than general surgery patients, finds this study presented October 23 at the American College of Surgeons 2017 Clinical Congress in San Diego. Of 14,063 bariatric surgery patients in the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative who…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 24, 2017
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Study: Bariatric surgery lowers cancer risk

Editor's Note In this large multi-site study, bariatric surgery was associated with a lower risk of cancer, particularly obesity-associated cancers, such as postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and colon cancer. The study included five study sites with 22,198 patients who had bariatric surgery and 66,427 nonsurgical matched subjects. At a…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 26, 2017
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Gastric bypass found to be durable long term

Editor's Note This 12-year study showed long-term durability of weight loss and effective remission and prevention of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. For the study, 1,156 severely obese patients were divided into three groups: 418 who sought and had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (surgery group),…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 21, 2017
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Recipe for a Collaborative Ambulatory Surgery Center

After this session you’ll be able to: 1. Develop tools and strategies to promote teamwork. 2. Understand best practices for encouraging your ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to collaborate with the anesthesia department. 3. Determine new processes and quality improvement projects with which you can challenge your staff. Why this is…

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Fluid monitoring process helps bariatric surgery patients drink more water

Editor's Note A well-structured water distribution and documentation process helped bariatric surgery patients drink more water and improve postoperative outcomes, finds this study presented July 23 at the 2017 American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference. The average baseline water intake for 12 patients was 381.5 mL during a…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 2, 2017
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Surgical outcomes vary at bariatric centers of excellence

Editor's Note Center accreditation alone does not ensure high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients, this study finds. In this analysis of 145,527 patients across 165 bariatric centers of excellence, serious complication rates varied 17-fold at the national level and 2.1-fold at the state level. Complication rates varied at centers with…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 1, 2017
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Impact of bariatric surgery before joint replacement

Editor's Note Bariatric surgery performed before hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications, finds this study presented March 14 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Diego. Compared with morbidly obese patients who did not have bariatric surgery before joint replacement, those…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2017
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QI program for bariatric surgery reduces readmissions

Editor's Note The first national quality improvement (QI) program for bariatric surgery reduced readmissions by more than 30% for some hospitals, finds this study presented November 2 at ObesityWeek 2016, the annual conference of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The average hospital saw 30-day readmissions drop…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 3, 2016
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Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery in adolescents

Editor's Note In this study, bariatric surgery for obese adolescents was shown to be cost-effective if assessed over a time period of 5 years, but not in shorter time frames. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of bariatric surgery vs no surgery was $155,000 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) when assessed over…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2016
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Trendelenburg Positioning for Robotic and Conventional Laparoscopic Surgery – A Contemporary Perspective for OR Managers

In this timely presentation, the speaker examines the chronology of Trendelenburg positioning, the physiological impact of contemporary extreme Trendelenburg, and the unforeseen patient positioning injury risks that accompany robotic assisted surgery that do not exist with traditional MIS techniques. As the decision makers for surgical patients, OR managers will learn…

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