Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery

Monday, November 11, 2013 | EST

Location: A305

Course Co-Directors: Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, FASMBS;Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Jessie Moore, APRN, MSN; and Patti Anderson, RN, BSN, CBN

CME Credits Available: 6.5

CE Credits Available: 8.0

Course Overview and Target Audience

This is an ASMBS course designed for physicians who are interested in pursuing or refining a career in Bariatric Surgery and for Integrated Health professionals involved in the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. This course provides an overview of the comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of the morbidly obese patient through all stages of care.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the evolution of weight loss surgery
  • Select and optimize bariatric surgical candidates through preoperative assessment and preparation
  • List components of an effective multidisciplinary team.
  • Recognize the ingredients for establishing and maintaining a successful program
  • Differentiate between bariatric procedures and identify patient selection criteria for each
  • Discuss perioperative care and potential complications
  • Explain short and long-term nutritional consequences and recommendations for postoperative monitoring.


Time Topic Faculty
Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Jessie Moore, APRN
Patti Anderson, RN, BSN, CBN

Session I: The Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery

8:10am The Evolution of Bariatric Surgery: What Worked and What Didn't
Walter J. Pories, MD
8:30am Can We Match the Correct Operation to the Right Patient?
Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, FASMBS
8:50am Comprehensive Preoperative Preparation: What We Routinely Need to Do and What We Don't
Chris Still, DO, FACN, FACP
9:10am Five Technical Tips for Staying Out of Trouble in the OR
Samar Mattar, MD, FACS, FASMBS
9:30am Perioperative Management
Peter Benotti, MD, FACS

10:00am BREAK

Session II: Elements of a Successful Bariatric Program

10:15am The Bariatric Team: Who Are the Essential Members?
Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN
10:40am Marketing, Use of Social Media and Program Growth
Jessie Moore, APRN, MSN
11:05am The New COE System: Measuring Outcomes & Maximizing Follow-Up
Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:00pm LUNCH

Session III: Operative Choices

1:00pm Laparoscopic Adustable Band
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
1:20pm Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Alan C. Wittgrove, MD, FACS, FASMBS
1:40pm Sleeve Gastrectomy
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:00pm BPD/DS
Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:20pm Other Procedures, Plication, MiniGBP, etc.: Ready for the Masses?
Mitchell S. Roslin, MD, FACS
3:00pm BREAK

Session IV: The Basics of Aftercare

3:15pm Common Complications of Bariatric Surgery
John M. Morton, MD, FACS, FASMBS
3:35pm Bariatric Nutrition and Long Term Nutritional Deficiencies
Elizabeth M. Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN
3:55pm Long Term Behavioral Change and its Role in Long Term Success
David Sarwer, PhD
4:15pm How to Maximize Insurance Approvals and Minimize Insurance Headaches
Walter Lindstrom, Esq.
5:00pm ADJOURN