Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know

R Armour Forse, MD PhD ; Caroline M Apovian, MD FACP FACN

  • $110.95
  • ISBN 10 1-61711-056-6
  • ISBN 13 978-1-61711-056-6
  • 352 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2016
  • Order# 70566

With obesity levels continuing to rise despite efforts in diet, exercise, and medical management, the focus has now turned to surgery to help combat the obesity epidemic. The operation is just the beginning, and there can be many different complications and side effects associated with weight loss surgery. 

Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know takes a multidisciplinary team approach to maximize the patient’s weight loss and to minimize complications, from patient selection to postoperative care. This book was written for any healthcare providers or students involved with bariatric surgical patients to provide them with the important information needed to manage their patient.

Drs. R. Armour Forse and Caroline M. Apovian and more than 50 contributors have designed Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know to provide practical information for non-surgeons and non-nutrition experts who are involved in the care of a patient undergoing bariatric surgery and makes the concepts easy to understand and to apply when caring for a patient with obesity.

Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know covers the fundamental issues that need to be addressed with the overall care of the surgical patient for a multidisciplinary team, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, gastroenterology residents, dieticians, and medical students.

Some topics covered include:

  • Adolescent obesity and weight loss surgery

  • Various surgical procedures such as gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass

  • Anesthetic issues in the patient with obesity undergoing surgery

  • Bariatric surgery and the elderly

  • Immediate postoperative complications

  • Medical management of the patient after bariatric surgery

  • Psychological issues in the bariatric surgery patient




About the Editors

Contributing Authors


Foreword by George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, MS, FACS


Section I    General

Chapter 1            The Obesity Epidemic

Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS; Dustin M. Bermudez, MD; and

Emily R. Cunningham, BA

Chapter 2            Adolescent Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Wendy Jo Svetanoff, MD; R. Armour Forse, MD, CM, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS,

FCCM, FASMBS; and Caroline M. Apovian, MD

Chapter 3            Medical Treatment of Obesity

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc and Nadia N. Ahmad, MD, MPH

Section II   Surgical Issues and Procedures

Chapter 4            Why Surgery?

Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Chapter 5            Choice of Bariatric Surgery

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Elizabeth Colsen, MD; and Daniel B. Leslie, MD

Chapter 6            Gastric Banding

Christine Ren Fielding, MD

Chapter 7            Sleeve Gastrectomy

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD and Philip R. Schauer, MD

Chapter 8            Gastric Bypass

John Magaña Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS and Natalia Leva, MD

Chapter 9            Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch

Mustafa Hussain, MD and Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Chapter 10         Other Surgical Procedures

Jaisa Olasky, MD and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS

Chapter 11         Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Andrew S. Wu, MD and Daniel M. Herron, MD

Chapter 12         Anesthetic Issues in the Patient With Obesity Undergoing Surgery

Eugene Kim, MD and Stephanie B. Jones, MD

Chapter 13         Current Concepts in Perioperative Management of Adolescents

                             Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Kathleen B. Hrovat, MS, RD, LD; Linda Kollar, RN, MSN, CBN; and

Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD

Chapter 14         Bariatric Surgery and the Elderly

Oliver A. Varban, MD, FACS

Chapter 15         Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes

Ashwin Soni, MD, BSc; Alpana Shukla, MD, MRCP(UK); and

Francesco Rubino, MD

Chapter 16         Immediate Postoperative Complications

Charles E. Thompson III, MD; Yaniv Cozacov, MD;

Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD; and Raul J. Rosenthal, MD

Chapter 17         Long-Term Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Judy Y. R. Chen, MD, FACS and Scott A. Shikora, MD, FACS

Section III Medical Issues Post Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 18         Nutritional Consequences Following Bariatric Surgery

Ashley Cuellar, MD; Pradeep K. Pallati, MBBS, FACS; and

Amanda Powell, MD

Chapter 19         Medical Management of the Patient After Bariatric Surgery:

                             Reevaluating Diabetes

Sangeeta Rao Kashyap, MD

Chapter 20         Hypertension Following Bariatric Surgery:

                             Pathophysiology, Follow-Up, and Treatment

Venkata M. Alla, MD and Dennis Esterbrooks, MD

Chapter 21         Medical Management of the Patient After Bariatric Surgery:

                             Reevaluating Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Dyslipidemia

Lalita Khaodhiar, MD and Karen C. McCowen, MB, MRCPI

Chapter 22         Medical Management of the Patient After Bariatric Surgery:

                             Reevaluating Sleep Apnea

Lee E. Morrow, MD, MSc

Chapter 23         Endoscopy in the Bariatric Patient

Nitin Kumar, MD and Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG, FASGE

Chapter 24         Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Bariatric Surgery

Johanna Schubert, MD and Attila Csordas, MD

Chapter 25         The Esophagus, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Bariatric Surgery

Tommy H. Lee, MD and Kalyana Nandipati, MD

Chapter 26         Psychological Issues in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Stephanie Sogg, PhD and Kelli E. Friedman, PhD


Financial Disclosures


R. Armour Forse, MD, CM, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, FASMBS is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, and President of Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance, where he oversees the educational and research programs for the health care system. He is also Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and was previously Professor of Surgery and the Associate Chair of Surgery for Education in the Department of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate, medical, and post-doctorate degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and completed his surgical residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He completed a Medical Research Council of Canada research fellowship in surgical metabolism at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and The Rockefeller Institute in New York. He has been in active surgical and bariatric practice for more than 30 years, including being an Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University, an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and the Laszlo Nando Tauber Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Here he worked with Dr. Caroline Apovian to build the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center where Dr. Apovian is the current director. Dr. Forse serves on the editorial boards of Obesity Surgery and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. He is a prolific researcher and publisher with 15 patents, 59 research grants and more than 450 publications including abstracts, chapters, books, and papers.

Caroline M. Apovian, MD is Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. She was on the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society, which were published in Circulation, Obesity, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She was also the Chair of the 2015 Endocrine Society guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Obesity. In 2015, she was elected as Vice President of The Obesity Society.

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