This session will provide an overview of weight regain after bariatric surgery and will discuss the workup of the patient, use of exercise, nutritional, psychological, medicinal, and surgical interventions to address weight regain . This session will address the educational needs of bariatric surgeons, bariatricians and midĀ­level practitioners, registered dietitians, nutritionists, behaviorists and exercise physiologists who take care of bariatric surgery patients.


1:00pm Framing the Topic
Ranjan Sudan, MD
1:15pm Magnitude of the Problem and Underlying Mechanisms
Stephen Archer, MD
1:30pm Role of Nutrition Including LC and VLC Diets
Derrick Cetin, DO
1:45pm Role of Exercise and Appropriate forms of Exercise
Eric DeMaria, MD
2:00pm Behavioral Interventions in Weight Regain
Kelli Friedman, PhD
2:15pm Roles of Medications in Treating Weight Regain
Derrick Cetin, DO
2:30pm Using MDT to enhance follow up and prevent weight regain
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
2:45pm Work up of a patient for weight regain
Ranjan Sudan, MD
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Endoscopic therapies for weight regain
Dana Portenier, MD
3:45pm Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y GB
David Provost, MD
4:00pm Weight Regain After Sleeve Gastrectomy
Samer Mattar, MD
4:15pm Weight Regain After LAGB
Samer Mattar, MD
4:30pm Obtaining Insurance Approval
Helmuth Billy, MD
4:45pm Discussion and Wrap Up
5:00pm Adjourn