Course Overview and Target Audience

This course is designed for both Surgeons and Integrated Health Professionals. This multidisciplinary course is designed for bariatric surgeons, general surgeons who provide call coverage for bariatric surgeons, emergency department physicians, critical care specialists, hospitalists, and internists who manage postoperative bariatric patients. The program gives a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the bariatric team who are involved in the evaluation and management of serious life-threatening conditions in bariatric patients. This knowledge is applicable in both large tertiary hospitals as well as small rural emergency departments.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the various types of bariatric surgeries and recognize the complications associated with each type.
  • List procedures and policies to minimize complications in bariatric surgery patients.
  • Recognize and manage the common bariatric surgical emergencies.
  • Define and manage the common nutritional and metabolic complications associated with bariatric surgery.
  • Practice postoperative follow up and support of the bariatric surgical patient.

Building a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program and Patient Selection
8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Corrigan L. McBride, MD
8:10am MBSAQIP Standards and Components of a Comprehensive Program (include the value of accreditation)
David Provost, MD FASMBS
8:35am Protocols, Multi-disciplinary Team and Staff Education
Robin Blackstone, MD FASMBS
9:00am Preoperative Evaluation of the Bariatric Patient and Contraindications to Bariatric Surgery
Corrigan L. McBride, MD
9:25am Patient Preparation for Optimal Outcomes
Vishal M. Kothari, MD
9:45am Break
The Bariatric Operation
10:00am Choosing the Right Operation
Corrigan L. McBride, MD
10:25am Identifying the Troubled Candidate: Psych Evaluation and Ongoing Therapy
Martin Binks, PhD FTOS
10:50am Gastric Bypass: Pearls on Technique, Outcomes, The Ideal RYGB Patient
Phil Schauer, MD
11:15am Sleeve Gastrectomy: Pearls on Technique, Outcomes, The Ideal VSG Patient
Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
11:40am DS: Pearls on Technique, Outcomes, The Ideal DS Patient, How to Get Started
Vivek Prachand, MD
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Acute Complications: RYGB, VSG, DS
Shanu N. Kothari, MD FASMBS
2:00pm Chronic Complications: RYGB, VSG, Band, DS
Brad Snyder, MD
2:30pm Critical Care of the Patient with Severe Obesity
Matthew Goede, MD
Lack of Sustained Weight Loss
3:00pm Optimal Post-operative Follow-up; Keeping the Patient on Track
Pamela Davis, RN CBN MBA
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Medical Weight Loss
Christopher D. Still, DO FACN FACP
4:15pm Revision Options for Lack of Sustained Weight Loss
The Future of Bariatric Surgery
4:45pm Endolumenal Options
Rachel Moore, MD FACS FASMBS
5:30pm Adjourn