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Contributors

Editors

Cid Pitombo, MD, PhD, TCBC (Editor-in-Chief)
General and Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Campinas State University (UNICAMP)
Rio de Janeiro/Campinas, Brazil

Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD (Co-Editor)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Former President, American Society of Bariatric Surgery
Shreveport, Louisiana

Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS (Co-Editor)
President Elect, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Private Practice
Fresno, California

José Carlos Pareja, MD, PhD (Co-Editor)
Professor, Department of Surgery, Head of Pancreas, Biliary, and Obesity Surgery
Campinas State University (UNICAMP)
President, Scientific Committee, Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery
Campinas, Brazil

Contributors

Aniceto Baltasar, MD
Clínica San Jorge y Hospital “Virgen de los Lirios”
Alicante, Spain
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion: Duodenal Switch

Mitiku Belachew, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery Centre Hospitalier Regional de Huy, Belgium,
Honorary Professor of Surgery,
Addis Ababa University,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
Huy, Belgium
Restrictive Procedures: Adjustable Gastric Band

Simon Biron, MD, MSc
Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Laval University
Laval Hospital
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Camilo Boza, MD
Department of Surgery
Hospital Clínico, Pontificia
Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile
Laparoscopic Restrictive Procedures: Sleeve Gastrectomy; Two-Stage Approach for High-Risk Patients

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
Fellow, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Physiology and Metabolism in Obesity Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Jay B. Brodsky, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Medical Director of Perioperative Services
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California
Anesthetic Concerns

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering Owen H. and Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery Emeritus
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Evolution of Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Jane N. Buchwald, MA
CEO and Director of Publications
MEDWRITE Medical Communications
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Evolution of Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD
Florida Hospitals Celebration Health Celebration, Florida
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Evolution, Safety, and Efficacy of the Banded Gastric Bypass

Molly J. Carlson, MD
Fellow, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition
Department of Medicine, University of Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington
Possible Hormonal Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Bariatric Surgery

J.K. Champion, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Mercer University School of Medicine
Director of Bariatric Surgery Emory Dunwoody Medical Center
Videoscopic Institute of Atlanta
Marietta, Georgia
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Linear Technique

Venita Chandra, MD
Resident, Department of Pediatric Surgery,
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Leonardo Claros, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University Medical School, Co-Director, Center for Weight Control
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Late Complications: Ulcers, Stenosis, and Fistula

Robert N.L. Corprew, Jr.
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Nutritional Consequences and Management

David E. Cummings, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington
Possible Hormonal Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Roger A. de la Torre, MD
Associate Professor, Deptarment of Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
DePaul Weight Loss Institute, DePaul Health Center
Columbia, Missouri
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Transgastric Circular Stapler

Lucinéia Bernardes de Lima, MD
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion: Approach

Raymond L. Drew, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Learning Curve

Sanjeev Dutta, MD, MA, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Álvaro Antônio Bandeira Ferraz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Federal University of Pernambuco
Hospital das Clínicas
Recife, Brazil
Infection in Obesity Surgery

Edmundo Machado Ferraz, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief, Professor, and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Pernambuco Federal University (UFPE)
Recife, Brazil
Infection in Obesity Surgery

Fauze Maluf Filho, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit
University of São Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil
Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment

Adriana Sales Finizola, MD
Surgeon, Maringá Obesity Center Maringá, Brazil
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Silastic Ring

Matthew A. Fitzer, MD
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare,
New Hartford, New York
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Transgastric Circular Stapler

Karen E. Foster-Schubert, MD
Acting Instructor, Department of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition
University of Washington School of Medicine
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington
Possible Hormonal Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Eldo E. Frezza, MD, MBA, FACS
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
Cost and Economic Impact of Bariatric Surgery

Daniel J. Gagné, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Director of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Restrictive Procedures: Laparoscopic Revision of Vertical Banding to Gastric Bypass

Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Joan and Stanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Chief of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
Laparoscopic Restrictive Procedures: Sleeve Gastrectomy; Two-Stage Approach for High-Risk Patients

Bruno Geloneze, MD, PhD
Professor of Endocrinology and Medical
Director of Laboratory of Investigation on Obesity Metabolism, and Diabetes (LIMED)
University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Campinas, Brazil
Metabolic Syndrome: Diagnosis, Clinical Presentations, and Surgical Treatment

Carolina G. Goncalves, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of General Surgery
Division of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Physiology and Metabolism in Obesity Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Luiz Henrique de Sousa, MD
Professor, University of São Paulo, Chief of Staff
Division of Obesity Surgery, Hospital Fêmina
Goiânia, Brazil
Requirements of the Clinic and Institution

Luiz Henrique de Sousa Filho, MD
Clinical Staff, Division of Bariatric Surgery
Hospital Fêmina
Goiânia, Brazil
Requirements of the Clinic and Institution

Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS
President Elect, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Private Practice
Fresno, California
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Hand Sewn

Jennifer Elizabeth Higa
Fresno, California
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Hand Sewn

Frédéric-Simon Hould, MD
Department of Surgery, Laval University, Laval Hospital
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Former President, American Society of Bariatric Surgery
Shreveport, Louisiana
Current Role of Open Bariatric Surgery

Julie J. Kim, MD
Center for Minimally Invasive Obesity Surgery
Tufts-New England, Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Late Complications: Ulcers, Stenosis, and Fistula

Ester Labrunie, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment; Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment: Intervention

Stéfane Lebel, MD
Department of Surgery, Laval Hospital, Laval University
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Luiz Cláudio Lerner, MD
Medical Staff, Department of Anesthesiology
Hospital Universitário
Clementino Fraga Filho
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janerió, Brazil
Anesthetic Concerns

Odette Lescelleur, MD
Department of Surgery, Laval University, Laval Hospital
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Marcelo Simas Lima, MD
Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit
University of São Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil
Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment

Angelo Loss, MD, ACBC
Abdominal Surgery Post-graduation School
Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Cid Pitombo Clinic, Member
Brazilian College of Surgeons, Member
Brazilian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Intraoperative Issues; Gastric Pacing

Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Southern Surgical Associates
Greenville, North Carolina
Early Complications in Bariatric Surgery

Daniéla Magro, PhD
Professor, Researcher, and Collaborator
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Medical Science School (FCM)
University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Campinas, Brazil
Weight Recidivism

José E. Manso, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Chief Editor
The Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Intraoperative Issues

Picard Marceau, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery, Laval University
Laval Hospital, Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Simon Marceau, MD
Department of Surgery, Laval University, Laval Hospital
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Joëo Batista Marchesini, MD, PhD, FACS
Senior Professor of Surgery
Post Graduate Course in Clinical Surgery,
Associate Professor of Surgery (retired) Paraná University Medical School
Former President of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery, Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery (USA)
Curitiba, Brazil
Biliopancreatic Diversion: Duodenal Switch; Intragastric Balloon

Edson Marchiori, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine
University Federal Fluminense
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment; Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment: Intervention

Robert T. Marema, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Division of Bariatric Surgery, Flagler Hospital
St. Augustine, Florida
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Evolution, Safety, and Efficacy of the Banded Gastric Bypass

Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD, FACS
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
Restrictive Surgery

CJL. Mendes, MD
Specialist in General Surgery
Member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Bariátrica
ATLS Instructor, the USP Medicine University
Former Professor and Head of Emergency Room
Hospital Escola in the Medicine University of Santo Amaro
São Paulo, Brazil
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Banded Gastric Bypass

Pablo R. Miguel, MD
Laparoscopic Surgeon, Mãe de Deus Hospital
Porto Allegre, RS, Brazil
Intragastric Balloon

Marcel Milcent, MD, ACBC
Abdominal Surgery Post-Graduation School
Rio de Janeiro Federal University,
Cid Pitombo Clinic, Brazilian College of Surgeons Member,
IFSO Member, Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery Member
Brazilian Society for Laparoscopic Surgery Member
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Intraoperative Issues; Gastric Pacing

Karl A. Miller, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Head, Department of Surgery,
Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Gastroenterology and Experimental Surgery, Hospital Hallein
Obesity Surgery Center, Krakenhaus Hallein
Hallein, Austria
Laparoscopic Restrictive Procedures: Adjustable Gastric Banding

Melodie K. Moorehead, PhD
Drs. Moorehead, Prish, & Associates, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bariatric Surgery Psychology

Daoud Nasser, MD
Professor of Surgery, Maringá State University
Chief Surgeon, Maringá Obesity Center
Maringá, Brazil
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Silastic Ring

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chief
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California
Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Rationale for Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Paul E. O'Brien, MD, FRACS
Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Education,
Monash University Medical School
The Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
Melbourne, Australia
Restrictive Procedures: Utilization of Adjustable Gastric Banding for Failed Stapled Operations

Joost Overduin, PhD
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition
Department of Medicine, University of Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington
Possible Hormonal Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Dyker Santos Paiva, MD
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion: Approach

José Carlos Pareja, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Head of Pancreas, Biliary, and Obesity Surgery
Campinas State University (UNICAMP)
President, Scientific Committee, Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery
Campinas, Brazil
Weight Recidivism

Michael Perez, MD, FACS
U.S. Bariatric
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Evolution, Safety, and Efficacy of the Banded Gastric Bypass

Cid Pitombo, MD, PhD, TCBC
General and Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Campinas State University (UNICAMP)
Rio de Janeiro/Campinas, Brazil
Central Nervous System Regulation and Hormonal Signaling; Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment; Radiographic Evaluation and Treatment: Intervention

Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, Metabolic Institute
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Chief, Metabolic Institute, Former President ASBS
Greenville, North Carolina
Nutritional Consequences and Management

Robert A. Rabkin, MD, FACS
Pacific Laparoscopy, St. Mary's Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

Francesco Rubino, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Attending Surgeon, European Institute of Technology (IRCAD-EITS), University Louis Paster
Strasbourg, France
Physiology and Metabolism in Obesity Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Paulo Sakai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit
University of São Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil
Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment

José A. Sallet, MD
Säo Paulo, Brazil
Intragastric Balloon

Paulo C. Sallet, MD
Säo Paulo, Brazil
Intragastric Balloon

Edson Lemes Sardinha, MD
Collaborative Professor of CET-SBA
Federal University of Goiás
Goiânia, Brazil
Requirements of the Clinic and Institution

Philip R. Schauer, MD
Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Division of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland, Ohio
Physiology and Metabolism in Obesity Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Michael L. Schwartz, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Learning Curve

Nicola Scopinaro, MD, FACS (Hon)
Professor of Surgery, University of Genoa School of Medicine,
Genoa, Italy
Malabsorptive Procedures: Biliopancreatic Diversion-Scopinaro Procedure; Biliopancreatic Diversion: Revisional Surgery

J. Stephen Scott, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Medical Director, DePaul Weight Loss Institute
DePaul Health Center, Columbia, Missouri
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Transgastric Circular Stapler

Michael H. Shannon, MD
Senior Fellow, Division of Endocrinology
Department of Medicine, University of Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington
Possible Hormonal Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Scott A. Shikora, MD
Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief of Bariatric Surgery
Center for Minimally Invasive Obesity Surgery
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Late Complications: Ulcers, Stenosis, and Fistula

Christine Simard, MD, FRCP, CD
Department of Surgery, Laval University, Laval Hospital
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Serge Simard, MSc
Biostatistician, Laval University
Laval Hospital Research Center
Quebec, Canada
Malabsorptive Procedures: Duodenal Switch

Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, FACS
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University,
Editor-in-Chief, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Sanibel, Florida
Pathophysiology of Severe Obesity and the Effects of Surgically Induced Weight Loss

Thomas Szegö, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein Hospital
São Paulo, Brazil
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Banded Gastric Bypass

Marcos Tambascia, MD
Professor, University of Campinas
Campinas, Brazil
Preoperative Evaluation of Patients

Michael E. Tarnoff, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Late Complications: Ulcers, Stenosis, and Fistula

Ampadi Thampi, MD, MS, FRCS
Fellow in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina
Nutritional Consequences and Management

Renam Catharina Tinoco, MD, TCBC, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
University Rio de Janeiro State
São Jose do Avai Hospital
Itaperuna, Brazil
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Trans-Oral Circular Stapling

Augusto Claudio Tinoco, MD
Professor, Department of General Surgery
São Jose do Avai Hospital
Itaperuna, Brazil
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Trans-Oral Circular Stapling

RoseMarie Toussaint, MD, FACS
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Evolution, Safety, and Efficacy of the Banded Gastric Bypass

Esteban Varela, MD
Department of Surgery, University of California
Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Rationale for Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Michael D. Williams, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery, Emory Dunwoody Medical Center
Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery Institute, P.C.
Marietta, Georgia
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Linear Technique

Samuel E. Wilson, MD
Department of Surgery, University of California
Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Rationale for Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Alan Wittgrove, MD
Medical Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital
La Jolla, California
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Circular Stapler Technique

Kendi Yamazaki, MD
Senior Resident, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit
Hospital das Clinicas,
University of São Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil
Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment

Michael Barker, MD
Brody School of Medicine,
East Carolina University
Greenville
Nutritional Consequences and Management

Georgia Bartholdi, MD
General and Bariatric Surgery
Cid Pitombo Clinic
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Gastric Pacing

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