Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Lab

Tue 1:15 PM -- 4:00 PM

Location: Offsite

Track: CME

Course Co-Directors:
Julio Teixeira, MD and Gregg Jossart, MD

Alan Saber, MD, FASMBS; Rami Lutfi, MD; Dana Portenier, MD; Subhash Kini, MD, FASMBS; Eddie Gomez, MD;  Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD; Ashutosh Kaul, MD, FASMBS; John Romanelli, MD

*Up to 2.75 CME credits are available.*

Spaces Available: 28

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This is an ASMBS full Hands-on course designed for practicing bariatric surgeons and general surgeons involved in the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Sleeve gastrectomy is gaining popularity as a primary bariatric operation for the treatment of morbid obesity. This course features the techniques of sleeve gastrectomy and the different options to perform it.

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

  •  Compare different technique options for performing the sleeve gastrectomy
  • Describe the key technical components that will minimize postoperative side effects and complications
  • Understand a technical algorithm for managing a hiatal hernia and sleeve gastrectomy
  • Demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic and single incision sleeve gastrectomy

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.

Lab Outline:

Bus departs Convention Center to UCSD

1:15pm - Didactic Session
1:15pm     Laparoscopic Technique and Pitfalls – Gregg Jossart, MD
1:30pm     Single Incision – Julio Teixeira, MD
     Lab Procedures/Introduction to Equipment/Q&A Session

Lab Begins

Wrap-Up/Review of Avoidance of Complications – Gregg Jossart, MD, FACS and Julio Teixeira, MD, FACS


Bus returns to Convention Center

// Content is tentative and subject to change //


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