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2.0 CME 2.0 MOC 2.0 CEU


Aurora D. Pryor, MD; Kevin M. Reavis, MD


This session will discuss the complex management decisions when caring for obese patients with foregut pathology. Special attention will be given to both pre-operative and post-operative considerations.

Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons, medical physicians and allied heath members caring for obese patients with foregut pathology.


  1. Detail the optimal work-up of a bariatric patient to evaluate for foregut pathology
  2. Determine the ideal weight loss procedure for patients with gastroesophageal reflux or esophageal dysmotility
  3. Discuss strategies for reimbursement in obese patients with reflux disease
  4. Appropriately manage patients with reflux symptoms after bariatric surgery
  5. Consider options for obese patients with recurrent GERD

Session Agenda

Evaluation of the Patient with Morbid Obesity and Foregut Disease
Ozanan R. Meireles, MD
Optimal Surgical Options for the Patient with Morbid Obesity and Foregut Pathology, GERD, Dysmotolity, and Hiatal Hernia
Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Pitfalls/Solutions for Non-Bariatric Surgeons and Patients without Bariatric Coverage
John Rodriguez, MD
Panel Discussion on Pre-operative Considerations
Evaluating Reflux and Motility after Bariatric Surgery
Jon C. Gould, MD
Revision of Bariatric Procedures for GERD
Kelvin D. Higa, MD
Management of Recurrent GERD after Antireflux Surgery in the Patient with Obesity
Marina S. Kurian, MD
Panel Discussion on Post-operative Condiserations