This course is designed to cover upper gastrointestinal (foregut) issues as they pertain tothe patients who are being prepared for bariatric surgery as well as to those patients who have already had bariatric surgery. The topics will include: gastroesophageal reflux, biliary tract disease and gastroparesis.


1:00pm Patients Who Have Had a Fundoplication – Which Bariatric Procedure?
Daniel Herron, MD
1:15pm Should a Patient With Significant GERD Have a Sleeve?
Michel Gagner, MD
1:30pm Should the GEJ Be Explored in all Patients to Search for a Hiatal Hernia? Yes
Kelvin Higa, MD
1:40pm Should the GEJ Be Explored in all Patients to Search for a Hiatal Hernia? No
Shanu Kothari, MD
1:50pm Rebuttals
2:00pm Preoperative Evaluation: What do We Need to Do?
John Morton, MD
2:15pm LINX and Stretta for Bariatric Surgery Patients with GERD. Does the Data Support Their Use?
Brian Smith, MD
2:30pm Revisional Options for Patients with Severe GERD after a Sleeve
Raul Rosenthal, MD
2:45pm Panel Discussion Q&A
3:00pm Break
3:30pm The Management of Common Bile Duct Stones After roux-Y Gastric Bypass or Duodenal Switch Procedures
Samer Mattar, MD
3:45pm Evaluation and Management of Gallbladder Disease in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Eric DeMaria, MD
4:00pm The Role of Bariatric Procedures for the Management of Gastroparesis
Anthony Petrick, MD
4:15pm Does Vagotomy Improve Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery?
Scott Shikora, MD
4:30pm Panel Discussion Q & A
5:00pm Adjourn