This session provides a format for students, residents or fellows to present the research that was submitted for oral presentation in the Scientific Sessions but not accepted. Presentation content will be evaluated by our expert moderators with opportunity for critique and discussion that will be invaluable for the continuing development of the presenter’s research expertise. Junior faculty will find this session valuable as well.


  • Describe study methodology in bariatric surgical research
  • Define acceptable outcomes parameters
  • Discuss resolution of comorbidities as research outcomes and endpoints
  • Identify the need for consistency of surgical techniques in bariatric research

1:45pm A5001 Bile Reflux Gastritis of the Remnant Stomach Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a newly recognized etiology of chronic abdominal pain successfully treated with Remnant Gastrectomy
Authors: Don Yarbrough, MD; Erika La Vella, MD
Presenter: Erika La Vella, MD
Discussant: Alfons Pomp, MD
2:15pm A5010 Reversal of Roux-en-y gastric bypass at a tertiary center with a large experience in laparoscopic gastric bypass revision: indications and outcomes.
Authors: Subhash Reddy, MD; Eric J. DeMaria, MD FASMBS FACS; Saber Ghiassi, MD; Aaron Lloyd, MPH; Kelvin Higa, MD FACS; Daniel E Swartz, MD; Keith B Boone, MD FACS FASMBS; Pearl Ma, MD
Presenter: Pearl Ma, MD
Discussant: Robert Brolin, MD
2:30pm A5011 Intra-gastric Balloon Insertion as a prelude to definitive Bariatric Surgery in Super Obesity: A Sixteen-year Single Institution Experience
Authors: Rukshana Ali; Evangelos Efthimiou, MD MSc; Thomas S Braby, BEng; Gianluca Bonanomi, MD FRCS; James Smellie, MD; Jeremy Thompson, MD; Hutan Ashrafian, MBBS BSC MRCS; Denise Ratcliffe, Dr; Nuala Davison, BNurs (Hons); Kelli A Edmiston, RD
Presenter: Evangelos Efthimiou, MD MSc
Discussant: Henry Buchwald, MD PhD
3:00pm A5013 Intestinal glucose transporters GLUT-1 and GLUT-5 expression in obese and non-obese subjects and potential impact on Type 2 diabetes remission following bariatric surgery
Authors: Reid N Fletcher, MD; Philip A Omotosho, MD; Rebecca A Deal, MD; Yueming Tang, PhD; Alfonso Torquati, MD MSCI
Presenter: Rebecca A Deal, MD
Discussant: Carel le Roux, FRCP FRCPath PhD
3:15pm A5024 The incidence and clinical features of hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery
Authors: Gautam Sharma, MD; Emre Bucak, MD; Ali Aminian, MD; Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, MD; Suriya Punchai, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD PhD; Philip R Schauer, MD; Sangeeta Kashyap, MD; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD MPH FACS
Presenter: Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, MD
3:30pm A5045 A Pilot Study Comparing Abdominal CT vs MRI for the Evaluation of Abdominal Pain after Gastric Bypass
Authors: Jared Cappelli, RN BS; Franklyn Luke, MD; Ann M Rogers, MD
Presenter: Jared Cappelli, RN BS
Discussant: Dan Eisenberg, MD
3:45pm A5046 Predictors of Failed Weight Loss at 10 Years Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
Authors: Timothy McMurry, PhD; Robert B Hawkins, MD; Steven K Malin, PhD; Jennifer Kirby, MD PhD; Matthew G Mullen, MD; Peter T. Hallowell, MD FASMBS; J Hunter Mehaffey, MD; Bruce Schirmer, MD; Eric J. Charles, MD
Presenter: Robert B Hawkins, MD
Discussant: Scott Shikora, MD FASMBS
4:00pm A5105 Impact of adjuvant pharmacotherapy on weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery
Authors: Elie C Nasr, BA; Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, MD; Emre Bucak, MD; Ali Aminian, MD; Suriya Punchai, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD PhD; Gautam Sharma, MD; Philip R Schauer, MD; Derrick C Cetin, DO; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD MPH FACS
Presenter: Emre Bucak, MD
Discussant: John Dixon, MBBS PhD MD
4:15pm A5123 Higher BMI and Weight Related Public Distress May Predict Unnecessary Returns to the Emergency Department Following Bariatric Surgery
Authors: Justin Mackenzie, PhD; Yan Zhai, MPH; Jennwood Chen, MD; James O'Loughlin, DO; Eric Volckmann, MD; Anna Ibele, MD
Presenter: Jennwood Chen, MD
Discussant: Stephanie Sogg, PhD
4:30pm A5136 The effect of procedure choice. LRYGB vs LSG
Authors: Federico Perez Quirante, MD; Lisandro Montorfano, Medical Doctor (MD); Hira Ahmad, MD; Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS; Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD PhD FACS; Raul J Rosenthal, MD FASMBS
Presenter: Federico Perez Quirante, MD
Discussant: Robin Blackstone, MD FASMBS