Session Overview and Target Audience
The purpose of this session is to discuss in a lively debate format the management of preoperative and postoperative GERD in the obese patient. This session is meant for attending surgeons, residents and medical students. Additionally, it should be attended by integrated health professionals, nurses, dieticians and other medical personnel involved in the care of bariatric patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the role of sleeve gastrectomy in the preoperative patient with GERD.
- Interpret operative options for GERD in the obese patient.
- Review management strategies for reflux in the patient status post bariatric surgery.