Keith Kim, MD; Kelvin Higa, MD, FASMBS; Daniel Herron, MD; Ninh Nguyen, MD, FASMBS
Eric DeMaria, MD, FASMBS; Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS; Jacques Himpens, MD; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS
*Up to 3.25 CME credits are available.*
Course Overview and Target Audience:
This course is for the experienced, as well as the novice, surgeon or practitioner wanting to learn more about how to approach complex and/or unusual situations arising from bariatric/metabolic surgery.
The distinguished faculty in this course will present their personal videos of complex and unusual complications of gastric bypass, band and sleeve cases. Audience response will be utilized in this course, and the attendees will be queried as to their opinion of “what would you do” in each of the complicated cases presented. After audience polling, and a time of discussion, the solution that our faculty used will be shown followed by panel discussion and critique.
Bariatric surgeons, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, OR nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or anyone involved in bariatric and metabolic procedures, follow-up, complication management or surgical design will benefit from the concepts presented in this video-based course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify unusual situations pre-, intra- and post-operatively and when to ask for help
- Distinguish the complexity of individual situational analysis and develop solutions based on logical algorithms and available resources
- Be able to identify the multitude of viable approaches to complex issues
- Develop a logical approach to complex or unusual situations
Maintenance of Certification:
For bariatric surgeons, surgeons new to the field of bariatric surgery, and primary clinicians, this event will provide CME in their specific specialty to comply with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in the following areas: (1) Patient Care, (2) Medical Knowledge, (5) Systems-Based Practice, and (6) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.
Welcome and Introduction – Course Directors
Gastric Bypass Videos and Discussion – All Faculty
Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedures – All Faculty
Refreshment Break Served in the Exhibit Hall
Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedures, continued – All Faculty
Sleeve Procedures – All Faculty
Review and Wrap-Up
// Content is tentative and subject to change //