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3.75 CME 3.75 MOC

Course Directors

Juan E. Contreras, MD; Miguel F. Herrera, MD, PhD; Samuel Szomstein, MD

Target Audience

Bariatric surgeons, general surgeons, fellows in bariatric and or minimally invasive surgery.

Course Overview

Sleeve gastrectomy has become the most rapidly growing surgical technique in the bariatric field. The course gives an extraordinary opportunity get together to learn and discuss controversial topics of the technique. World experts will defend opposite positions based on hard data and will be ample time for discussion. The main goal of the course is to better understand the impact of the anatomy and physiology of the operation on the results in order to improve the surgical management of bariatric patients.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review controversial aspects and important technical details of Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Describe the impact of the surgical technique on outcomes
  • Assess surgical indications and potential prognostic factors.

Course Agenda

2:00pm
Welcome & Introduction
Juan E. Contreras, MD; Miguel F. Herrera, MD, PhD; Samuel Szomstein, MD
1st Debate
2:10pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy Should be Performed as Narrowly as Possible
Almino C. Ramos, MD
2:25pm
Diameter Does Not Make Any Difference in Sleeve Gastrectomy
Natan Zundel, MD
2nd Debate
2:40pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy Promotes GERD
Camilo Boza, MD
2:55pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy Relieves GERD
Sanjay Agrawal, MBBS, MS
3rd Debate
3:10pm
Gastric Plication has Similar Results than Sleeve Gastrectomy
Mohammad Talebpour, MD
3:25pm
Gastric Plication has Worse Results than Sleeve Gastrectomy
Alan Saber, MD
3:40pm
Discussion
3:55pm
BREAK
4th Debate
4:15pm
Results of Sleeve Gastrectomy are Equal or Superior than RYGB
Michel Gagner, MD
4:30pm
Results of Sleeve Gastrectomy are Inferior than RYGB
Kelvin D. Higa, MD
5th Debate
4:45pm
There are Specific Indications for Sleeve Gastrectomy
Juan Pablo Pantoja, MD
5:00pm
There are Preoperative Prognostic Indicators of Success in Sleeve Gastrectomy
Marcos A. Berry, MD
6th Debate
5:15pm
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is Ready for Prime Time
Nicole Pena, MD
5:30pm
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is Not Ready for Prime Time
Scott A. Shikora, MD
5:45pm
Discussion
6:00pm
Adjourn