This session is dedicated to live surgical procedures from operators around North America. Duringeach hour, a different panel will be called, to discuss and interact with the audience. During this 4 hours program, we shall review procedures concerning conversion of adjustable gastric banding to other common procedures, revisions and conversions of failed sleeve gastrectomies, bypass procedures that need revision for weight regain, and possibly with robotic assistance. Finally, new endoscopic/laparoscopic technology will be presented. Targe audience include: Residents in General Surgery, Fellows in minimally invasive, GI or bariatric surgery, General surgeons, GI surgeons, Bariatric surgeons, surgical assistant, operating room nurses.


Part 1
8:30am Robotic Gastric bypass, Anthony Gonzalez, MD - Miami, FL
8:30am Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Keith Gersin, MD - Charlotte, NC
8:30am Adjustable band on gastric bypass, Christine Ren-Fielding, MD - New York, NY
Part 2
9:30am Revisional Surgery, John Hagen, MD - Toronto, ON
9:30am Hiatal hernia and sleeve gastrectomy, Manish Parikh,MD - New York, NY
9:30am Radiofrequency energy to the lower esophageal sphincter post sleeve gastrectomy, Keri Seymour, MD - Durham, SC
Part 3
10:30am Conversion of band to bypass, Emma Patterson, MD - Portland, OR
10:30am Conversion of band to sleeve gastrectomy, Ariel Ortiz Lagardere, MD - Mexico
10:30am Complex revision, Erik Dutson, MD - Los Angeles, CA
Part 4
11:30am Insertion and removal of gastric balloon, Carl Pesta, MD - Center Line, MI
11:30am Revision of gastric bypass, Garth Davis, MD - Houston, TX
11:30am Robotic Sleeve gastrectomy, Shawn Tsuda, MD - Las Vegas, NV