Flexible Endoscopy Lab

Mon 1:00 PM -- 3:30 PM

Location: Offsite

Track: CME

Course Co-Directors:
Dean Mikami, MD and Kenric Murayama, MD

*Up to 2.5 CME credits are available.*

Spaces Available: 36

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This ASMBS lab is designed for practicing bariatric surgeons and surgeons new to the field who are involved in the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.  This lab will cover basic and advanced flexible endoscopy as it plays an integral role in the management of  bariatric complications.

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

  • Demonstrate basic balloon dilatation for strictures after gastric bypass
  • Demonstrate multiple modalities of hemostasis which include:
    • Thermal ablation
    • Endoscopic clipping
    • Injection therapy
  • Demonstrate endoscopic stenting
  • Indicate familiarity with nasopharyngeal endoscopy, overstitch device and endoscopy confocal microscopy

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, (3) Systems-Based Practice, and (4) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.

Course Outline:

Bus departs Convention Center to UCSD

Didactic Session

Flexible Endoscopy Lab:  12 stations

  • Gold Probe, Injection and Clipping – Amy Cha, MD and Kevin Reavis, MD
  • Confocal Microscopy – Matthew Goldblatt , MD and Eric Volckmann, MD
  • Balloon Dilatation – Shahzeer Karmali, MD and Rami Lutfi, MD
  • Stenting – Stacy Brethauer, MD and Bipan Chand, MD, FASMBS
  • Mini-Endoscopy – Matthew Kroh, MD and Shawn Tsuda, MD
  • Overstitch – George Eid, MD, FASMBS and Sabrena Noria, MD


3:45 pm
Bus returns to Convention Center

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