Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the potential benefits of adding robotics to your practice
  2. To understand the potential negatives/challenges of adopting robotics into your practice
  3. Audience Polling- To learn the current perspectives of ASMBS membership of the roll of robotics for bariatric surgery
  4. To determine the best practices and patients that may benefit from robotics??

More Information Coming Soon


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
1:40pm Terrible patients/cases for Robotics - VIDEO
Just the Facts Please: Data driven discussion of robotics in bariatric practice
1:55pm PRO- Why Adopt Robotic Surgery into Bariatric Practice- evidence/data?
2:05pm CON- Why do NOT adopt Robotic Surgery into Bariatric Practice-evidence/data?
2:15pm ON THE FENCE- Why robotics is good but is it good enough?? Concept good but Helpful?
How robotics impacts costs for care and efficiency
2:25pm PRO- Costs of Adding Robotics to Bariatric Surgery Practice
2:40pm CON- Costs of Adding Robotics to Bariatric Surgery Practice
2:55pm Productivity Affect- How do high volume surgeons adapt case volume for time of robot set-up, etc?
3:05pm Is the Tech added to robotics as good as established products? Energy/Staplers
3:15pm Break
Robotics: training, learning and teaching
3:45pm Robotic Learning Curve- how adpot safely? Lap skills first?
3:55pm Teaching- How will /should robotics affect teaching residents/fellows-adapt to future?
4:05pm Future of Robotics- Looking Bright? Ethicon/Medtronic/Transenterics/Intuitive
4:15pm Panel Debate (Q&A)
5:00pm Adjourn