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1.5 CME 1.5 CEU

Facilitator

Ashutosh Kaul, MD; Michel Gagner, MD

Course Overview:

The optimal methods and criteria for selecting the best bariatric surgery procedure for patients will be discussed with experienced surgeons.

Target Audience:

Bariatric Surgeons and Integrated Health Professionals

Objectives:

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

  • Describe optimal preoperative work-up of bariatric patients
  • Discuss factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a bariatric procedure
  • Discuss procedure options for patients with comorbidities, especially those with the following: A. Gastroesophageal reflux; B. Barrett’s esophagus; C. Diabetes mellitus; D. Hyperlipidemia; E. High BMI (BMI>60 kg/m2).
  • Describe the options in patients with problems and complications after bariatric procedures that may benefit from re-do or revisional surgery