Video-Based Course: Managing Complications

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | EST

Location: A302

Course Co-Directors: Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, and Gerhard Prager, MD

CME Credits Available: 3.75

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course will use video as a medium to address the evaluation and management of bariatric complications.

Course Objectives

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

  • Summarize surgical approaches to evaluate and manage complications associated with sleeve gastrectomy
  • Discuss risks and benefits of surgical vs endoscopic approaches to the management of leaks after bariatric surgery
  • Enumerate surgical techniques preventing bariatric complications from occurring


Time Topic Faculty

Session I: Gastric Bypass: How to Prevent and Manage Complications

1:30pm Technical Pearls for Managing the Acute Leak
Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS
1:45pm Acute Internal Herniation: What to Look for, How to Treat
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS
2:00pm Common Bile Duct Stones after Bypass: Now What?
Wayne J. English, MD, FACS
2:15pm Panel Discussion and Question & Answer
All Faculty

Session II: Sleeve Gastrectomy: Minimizing Risk and Managing Complications

2:30pm Minimizing Bleeding and Leakage at the Staple-Line: Oversewing vs. Reinforcement
Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:45pm Management of Mechanical or Physiologic Obstruction after Sleeve. What to do When it Occurs?
Jacques M. Himpens, MD, PhD
3:00pm Endoscopic Approaches to Acute Sleeve Leaks: Stenting and Endoscopic Suturing
Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
3:15pm Chronic Fistulas: Treatment with Endo-VAC
Gerhard Prager, MD

Session III: Unusual Problems in Bariatrics – Complication Potpourri

3:30pm BREAK
3:45pm Chronic Fistula after Sleeve Gastrectomy: Treatment with Esophagojejunostomy
Gerhard Prager, MD
4:00pm Interesting Complication Case #1
Keith C. Kim, MD, FACS
4:15pm Interesting Complication Case #2
Gregory F. Dakin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
4:30pm Panel Discussion and Question & Answer
5:30pm Adjourn