Explain the criteria for preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative endoscopy in the bariatric patient.

Course Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the Endoscopic “Normal Anatomy” of Bariatric procedures.
  • Attendees will understand how to use endoscopy to manage bariatric complications.
  • Attendees will understand the various endoscopic devices, and procedures approved by the FDA.
  • Attendees will understand the basic guidelines for coding and getting reimbursed for bariatric procedures from insurance.

8:00am Pre-Endoscopy Preparation of the Obese Patient & Pre-Op endoscopic findings
John Rodriguez, MD
8:20am Normal and Abnormal Anatomy after Bariatric Procedures (Does size matter)
Bipan Chand, MD
8:35am What does it look like: Complications found on endoscopy post-op: (G-G fistula, ulcer stricture, abscess, and leak)
Eric Marcotte, MD
8:50am Management of Strictures After Bariatric Surgery (Balloons, stents, steroids, stricturoplasty)
Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
9:10am Management of Bleeding: Endoscopic management of acute and chronic hemorrhage
John Rodriguez, MD
9:25am Diversion of Leaks with Stents after Sleeve Gastrectomy
Matthew Kroh, MD FASMBS
9:40am Panel discussion
10:00am Break
10:30am Endoscopic suturing for complications
Erik Wilson, MD
10:45am New clipping technologies for complications
Homero Rivas, MD
11:00am Septotomy: When do I do this?
Bipan Chand, MD
11:15am Pneumatic dilation for sleeve stenosis
Cory Richardson, MD
11:30am Use of EVAC and other Internal Drains for Complex Dehiscence
Matthew Kroh, MD FASMBS
11:45am Panel discussion
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Current Update on Intragastric Balloons
Jaime Ponce, MD
1:15pm Endolumenal Approaches in Outlet and Pouch Revision
Matthew Kroh, MD FASMBS
1:30pm Endolumenal Primary Suturing Procedures
Erik Wilson, MD
1:45pm Aspiration therapy for Weight Loss
Carson Liu, MD
2:00pm Q&A
2:20pm Magnetic Anastomoses
Bipan Chand, MD
2:35pm Duodenal Resurfacing and Exclusion with Barrier Sleeves
Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
2:50pm Elective Use of Stents in Bariatric Surgery and for Primary Weight Loss
Shinil Shah, MD
3:05pm Q&A
3:30pm Adjourn