Overview and Target Audience
This course will help surgeons new to balloons understand risks, benefits, expected outcomes, patient selection, placement procedure, removal, pre- and postoperative management and prevention/treatment of complications. The two intragastric balloons that were approved by the FDA as a primary weight loss strategy recently will be included. This course will address the needs of surgeons and will include hands-on experience with some of the most experienced Surgeons and GIs from around the world. This didactic course will be followed by a one and a half hour hands-on lab.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Utilize the indications and contraindications for the intragastric balloon therapy. • Describe the balloon technique for placement and removal. • Recognize the complications associated to the intragastric balloon. • Identify the available data associated with the intragastric balloon. • Demonstrate direct hands-on experience in placement and removal of both intragastric balloons
|1:35pm||Standard Technique, Tips and Tricks of Implant and Explant, Gastric Balloon Type 1|
|1:45pm||Standard Technique, Tips and Tricks of Implant and Explant: Gastric Balloon Type 2|
|1:55pm||Airway Protection: To Intubate or Not|
Lab Faculty:: Thomas E. Lavin, MD FASMBS; Shawn Garber, MD; Manoel Galvao-Neto, MD; Abu Dayyeh Barham, MD; George Woodman, MD; John Rodriguez, MD