The importance and relevance of RBMI continues to increase as all indicators demonstrate persistent exponential growth in this area. This course is intended for new and established bariatric surgeons; particularly those who are interested in becoming involved in managing patients who present with complicated and challenging problems after bariatric surgery. Information will be delivered through a mix of didactic presentations and illustrative case scenarios with invited expert analysis that facilitate an in-depth analysis of factors relevant to decision-making. A wide range of challenging issues will be covered. Panel discussions and audience interaction will be encouraged to promote audience engagement and sharing of experiences in this evolving area via free-flowing discussion.


7:55am Welcome and Introduction
Samer Mattar, MD
8:00am Patient-Centric Evaluation of the Struggling Post-Op Patient: Behavior or Surgical Program (Failure?)
Samer Mattar, MD
8:15am Outcomes of RBMI: What's Proven and What's Not?
Kelvin Higa, MD
8:30am Innovation: New Procedures - Appropriateness and Gaining Acceptance
Stacy Brethauer, MD
8:45am RBMI Quality and Access Issues
John Morton, MD
9:00am Discussion and Q&A
9:30am Illustrative Rapid Fire Case Presentation "GERD after Sleeve" with Discussion and Invited Case Analysis
Anthony Petrick, MD
10:00am Break
10:30am Illustrative Rapid Fire Case Presentation "Reflux Symptoms after RYGB" with Discussion and Invited Case Analysis
Shanu Kothari, MD
10:50am Illustrative Rapid Fire Case Presentation "Reactive Hypoglycemia after Bypass" with Discussion and Invited Case Analysis
Guilherme Campos, MD
11:10am Illustrative Rapid Fire Case Presentation "Post-Op Patient with Weight Regain" with Discussion and Invited Case Analysis
Eric DeMaria, MD
11:30am Debate: Malabsorption Should be Increasingly Utilized as RBMI (PRO)
Michel Gagner, MD
11:30am Debate: Malabsorption Should be Increasingly Utilized as RBMI (CON)
Raul Rosenthal, MD
11:50am Discussion and Q&A
12:00pm Adjourn