Journal of Obesity

Optimizing Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: A Primer in Patient Selection


Publishing date
15 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Surgery, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

2Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

3Department of Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA


Optimizing Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: A Primer in Patient Selection

Description

Bariatric surgery is a durable means to achieve weight loss. Changes in access to care and consideration of cost are important considerations to procedure selection. Not all patients achieve the weight loss desired, and there is some controversy surrounding whether weight loss or improvement of comorbid illness should be the principle outcome target. Ultimately careful patient selection will maximize best outcomes and decrease some of the complications after those procedures.

The purpose of this supplement understands patient factors that impact outcome and thus allow for more appropriate procedural matching. Indeed there are some patients that may not benefit from surgery at all. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Absolute contraindications to bariatric surgery
  • Definitions of failure and success in bariatric surgery
  • Genetic factors that impact weight loss
  • Nongenetic predictors of weight loss
  • Impact of different procedures on weight loss
  • Impact of different procedures on comorbid illness improvement
  • Incidence of readmission by procedure
  • Putting it all together matching the right patient to the right operation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 837216
  • - Editorial

Optimizing Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: A Primer in Patient Selection

Natan Zundel | Sayeed Ikramuddin | Raul Rosenthal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 959260
  • - Clinical Study

Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy in Super Superobesity

J.-M. Catheline | M. Fysekidis | ... | R. Cohen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 781546
  • - Review Article

Perioperative Optimization of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

C. E. Owers | Y. Abbas | ... | M. Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 608534
  • - Review Article

The Neurological Complications of Nutritional Deficiency following Bariatric Surgery

Danielle A. Becker | Laura J. Balcer | Steven L. Galetta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 867540
  • - Review Article

The Effect of Preoperative Weight Loss before Gastric Bypass: A Systematic Review

Deepak K. Kadeli | John P. Sczepaniak | ... | Milton Owens
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 878371
  • - Review Article

Candidates for Bariatric Surgery: Morbidly Obese Patients with Pulmonary Dysfunction

Yu-Feng Wei | Huey-Dong Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 208953
  • - Research Article

Impact of the −174 G > C IL-6 Polymorphism on Bioelectrical Parameters in Obese Subjects after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Laura Di Renzo | Maria Grazia Carbonelli | ... | Antonino De Lorenzo
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