Course Overview and Target Audience
With the increasing complexity of bariatric surgeries and patients, surgeons are seeing a rising number of revisions, reversals and conversions. This course is designed for practicing bariatric surgeons to discuss the management, techniques and technical pearls when converting Laparoscopic adjustable band to another Bariatric Surgery. The participants will also be able to interact with the faculty via panel discussion to further acquire techniques to deal with this type of surgical revision/conversion.
- Develop methods to identify and avoid common intra-operative and post-operative complications.
- Summarize steps to safely perform revision from Band to another Bariatric procedure.
- Identify the indications, workup and surgical techniques for bariatric conversion from Band to another bariatric procedures.
- Define techniques and methods to avoid and manage surgical complications.
Welcome & Introduction
Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS
Band revision does not need any significant preop workup/Evaluation
Jeff Allen, MD
Band revision needs an extensive preop workup/Evaluation
Emma Patterson, MD
Band patient without insurance approval for revision/conversion , salvage is a very good option.
George Fielding, MD
Band salvage is futile
Natan Zundel, MD FASMBS
Revisional Surgery for failed Band/ Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy
Aurora Pryor, MD FASMBS
Revisional Surgery for failed Band/ Conversion Gastric Bypass
David Provost, MD FASMBS
Revisional Surgery for failed Band/ Conversion to BPD/DS
Vivek Prachand, MD
Band conversion to another bariatric surgery is better and safer in one step
Scott Cunneen, MD FASMBS
Band conversion to another bariatric surgery is better and safer in two steps
Bradley Schwack, MD
Band should still be a valid surgical option for obesity
Vafa Shayani, MD
Band should not be recommended to patients anymore as a valid option for obesity
Bipan Chand, MD
Technical Pearls for Band revisions/conversions
Jamie Ponce, MD