Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss risks of malignancy in bariatric patients

2. Contraindication to surgery due to Barrett’s debate

3. Epidemiology of Barrett’s in bariatric surgery

4. Endoscopic/pH studies pre/post operatively


Speakers Coming Soon!!


8:45am Welcome
John Morton, MD MPH FACS; Jaime Ponce, MD FASMBS
8:50am Barrett’s esophagus: what is it? how frequent is in obese patients?
9:05am Management of Barrett’s and risk of cancer
9:20am What is the incidence of “de novo” reflux and Barrett’s after sleeve?
9:35am Are endoscopy and/or pH studies needed on every sleeve patient?
9:50am Panel: Q & A
10:10am Break
10:25am Is reflux a contraindication for sleeve?
10:55am Is Barrett’s a contraindication for sleeve?
11:30am Post-op surveillance after Sleeve and management of reflux
11:45am Panel: Q & A
12:15pm Adjourn