Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the positive and negative attributes of robotic technology in bariatric surgery
  2. Understand the cost implications of robotic technology and implications for bariatric surgery
  3. Understand pros and cons of the robot-associated technologies like stapling and energy devices
  4. Gain knowledge of the future of robotic technology and how it might be applied in bariatric surgery

1:15pm Welcome
Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS; Mona Misra, MD FASMBS
Examples of robotic surgery procedures and utility of robotic techniques
1:25pm Great patients for Robotic Cases- VIDEOS/ cases
Erik Wilson, MD
1:40pm Terrible patients/cases for Robotics - VIDEO
Helmuth Billy, MD
Just the Facts Please: Data driven discussion of robotics in bariatric practice
1:55pm PRO- Why Adopt Robotic Surgery into Bariatric Practice- evidence/data?
Abraham Krikhely, MD FASMBS
2:05pm CON- Why do NOT adopt Robotic Surgery into Bariatric Practice-evidence/data?
John Morton, MD MPH FACS
2:15pm ON THE FENCE- Why robotics is good but is it good enough?? Concept good but Helpful?
Mona Misra, MD FASMBS
How robotics impacts costs for care and efficiency
2:25pm PRO- Costs of Adding Robotics to Bariatric Surgery Practice
Richard DiCicco, MD FASMBS
2:40pm CON- Costs of Adding Robotics to Bariatric Surgery Practice
Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS
2:55pm Productivity Affect- How do high volume surgeons adapt case volume for time of robot set-up, etc?
Rana Pullatt, MD
3:05pm Is the Tech added to robotics as good as established products? Energy/Staplers
Michel Gagner, MD
3:15pm Break
Robotics: training, learning and teaching
3:45pm Robotic Learning Curve- how adopt safely? Lap skills first?
Teresa LaMasters, MD
3:55pm Teaching- How will /should robotics affect teaching residents/fellows-adapt to future?
Scott Cunneen, MD
4:05pm Future of Robotics- Looking Bright? Ethicon/Medtronic/TransEnterix/Intuitive
Alessio Pigazzi, MD PhD FACS FASCRS
4:20pm Panel Debate (Q&A)
Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS; Mona Misra, MD FASMBS
5:00pm Adjourn