This course will help surgeons and practice managers build a lucrative and successful practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand overall guidelines to developing a successful private or academic practice.
  • Attendees will understand how to incorporate pharmacology, endoscopy, and new technologies into their practice.
  • Attendees will understand how to incorporate time for updating themselves on current academic practices and updates into their busy surgical schedule.

8:00am Introduction-challenges
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS
8:10am The ABC of starting a bariatric practice
Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS
8:25am Surviving the first 5 years in practice
Ashutosh Kaul, MD
8:40am Growing your practice. When to incorporate NP/PA or other surgeons
Paul Kemmeter, MD
8:55am Negotiating hospital employment contract. what to ask for and what to avoid
Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS
9:10am Liability. How to chose your insurance carrier, avoid lawsuites and survive them
Eric DeMaria, MD
9:25am Surviving Medicare Audit
Helmuth Billy, MD
9:40am Q&A
10:00am Break
10:30am Managing the initial finances and staying profitable
Paul Enochs, MD
10:45am Optimizing revenue with ancillary services
Helmuth Billy, MD
11:00am Cosmetic Surgery; Investment or Distraction?
Ehab Akkary, MD
11:15am Coding and Reimbursement. What's new in 2017
Matthew Brengman, MD
11:30am Q&A
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm The Role of Social Media 101-What Doctor's Should Know
Josh Roller, MD
1:20pm Internet/Website Strategies to Maximize Your Practice
Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
1:35pm Incorporating a Bariatrician
Kristin Roller, MD
1:50pm Transnasal Endoscopy
Joshua Mourot, MD
2:05pm New Technologies- Balloons
Jaime Ponce, MD
2:20pm Adding Motility Studies To Your Practice
Miguel Burch, MD
2:35pm Adding medical weight loss to practice-Financial Benefits
Adrienne Youdim, MD
2:50pm Question and Answer
3:00pm Break
3:30pm What to do with Bands- Your Own, Other Dr's, and from Other Countries
Monali Misra, MD
3:45pm Why my practice is better: Academic
Scott Cunneen, MD
4:00pm Why my practice is better: Employed private practice
Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS
4:15pm Why my practice is better: Private practice
Alan Wittgrove, MD
4:30pm Debate and Question and Answer
5:00pm Adjourn