PLEASE NOTE: This course is a full day registration and includes Live Surgery Session: Revisions from 8:00am – 12:00pm for a total of 7.75 credits (Live Surgery Session Location: Hall G at the LACC).
Course Overview and Target Audience
Primary bariatric surgery offers an opportunity for health in patients affected by obesity. Like medical and pharmaceutical therapy, surgical therapy includes variability in response including poor initial response, persistence of obesity related disease and weight regain. Patients with surgical therapy also experience complications of the primary procedures that require intervention. High quality data on reoperative bariatric surgery is difficult to obtain as nomenclature and coding are widely disparate and data collection methodology remains to be established. In this environment surgeons are called upon to help patients achieve improved effectiveness. This course will offer surgeons and integrated health teams a framework of process and technique upon which to build their approach to reoperative procedures.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the primary mechanism of action for metabolic procedures and how the approach to revisions augments those mechanisms including integrated health evaluation and management.
- Describe the optimal approach, risks and outcomes to the patient with a complication of the primary procedure.
- Discuss the data driving choices of reoperative surgery for the most commonly performed revisions and review consensus panel results to establish a framework for the approach to the patient with weight regain.