Sleeve Gastrectomy: Outcomes and Management of Complications

Tue 7:45 AM -- 11:45 AM

Location: Room 28A

Track: CME

Course Directors:
Alfons Pomp, MD, FASMBS and Guilherme Campos, MD, FASMBS

*Up to 3.25 CME credits available.*

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This is an ASMBS course designed for practicing bariatric surgeons and physicians 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 and outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy including long-term data to support the sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric operation. Additionally, this program will also focus on complications inherent to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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

  • Define the techniques and outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy
  • Explain common complications following sleeve gastrectomy procedure for weight loss and their preventive measures
  • Identify revisional strategies for weight loss failures after sleeve gastrectomy procedure
  • Apply the technique of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and comprehend the single-incision concept

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.

Course Outline:


Introduction – Alfons Pomp, MD, FASMBS

Session I:  Indications

Indications – Guilherme Campos, MD, FASMBS

How I Do It “Standard” – Greg Dakin, MD, FASMBS

Single Incision – Julio Teixeira, MD

8:50 am
Technical Pearls – Michel Gagner, MD, FASMBS

Conversion :
RYGB – Samer Mattar, MD, FASMBS
DS – Vivek Prachand, MD

Q&A Session

Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

Session II:  Management of Complications

Leaks – Manoel Galvao Neto, MD

Obstruction/GERD – Raul Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS

Revisions – Jacques Himpens, MD

Q&A Session

Lunch Served in the Exhibit Hall

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