LAB: Endoscopic Suturing

Monday, November 11, 2013 | EST

Location: A311-A312

Lab Co-Directors: Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Bipan Chand, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Lab Faculty: Manoel P. Galvao Neto, MD; Matthew D. Kroh, MD, FACS; Pablo E. Omelanczuk, MD, FACS; Nicole Pena, MD; Shelby Sullivan, MD; Christopher C. Thompson, MD; Erik B. Wilson, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Marina S. Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS

CME Credits Available: 2.5

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 advanced flexible endoscopy as it plays an integral role in the management of bariatric complications and primary treatment. Participants will be receive a short didactic lecture and participate in small group stations.

Participation in this advanced course will require advanced knowledge of upper endoscopy and the ability to perform tasks such as tissue biopsy, dilation of strictures, control of bleeding.

Course Objective

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

  • Demonstrate the roles of endoscopic suturing
  • Demonstrate the technique of tissue approximation
  • Demonstrate endoscopic clipping


Time Topic Faculty
9:15am Didactic Session and Lab Overview
9:45am Break
10:00am Flexible Endoscopy Lab: 14 Stations
Endoscopic Suturing
Endoscopic Clipping
12:00pm Adjourn