The foregut course is a comprehensive review of commonly encountered foregut disorders in bariatric patients with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of esophageal disorders, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, gastroparesis, GERD and many other disorders in patients who suffer from morbid obesity. The course will also review the management of acute foregut emergencies and the role of robotic surgery in managing foregut disorders in general. In addition the course will include multiple videos to illustrate the surgical techniques utilized in managing foregut disorders.

Learnning Objectives

  1. Review the incidence of the common foregut disorders encountered in bariatric patients
  2. Review the diagnosis and management of esophageal disorders, GERD, gallbladder disease, hiatal hernias and other disorders in bariatric patients.
  3. Review the role of robotic surgery in the management of foregut disorders in bariatric patients.

8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Maher El Chaar, MD
8:05am Incidence and Management of Esophageal Disorders Following Bariatric Surgery
Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD
8:25am Incidence and Management of GERD / Barrett’s Following Bariatric Surgery
Keith King, MD
8:45am Management of Gallbladder Disorders Following Bariatric Surgery
Matthew Hubbard, MD MS FACS FASMBS
9:05am ASMBS Guidelines for preoperative and postoperative upper endoscopy following Bariatric Surgery
Guilherme M Campos., MD PhD
9:25am Discussion
9:30am Break
9:50am Management of Hiatal Hernias Following Bariatric Surgery
Daniel Guerron, MD FACS FASMBS
10:10am Role of Robotic Assisted Surgery in Management of Complicated Foregut Disorders Following Bariatric Surgery? Is it Worth it? (pros and cons)
Dmytro Havaleshko, MD FASMBS
10:30am Acute Management of Foregut Emergencies
Colleen Kennedy, MD MBA FASMBS
10:50am Management of Gastroparesis in Patients with Morbid Obesity
Shaun Daly, MD
11:10am Video Presentations
11:10am Video 1
Ranjan Sudan, MD
11:20am Video 2
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD
11:30am Video 3
Karen Gibbs, MD
11:40am Video 4
Vamsi Alli, MD
11:50am Closing Question & Answer
12:00pm Adjourn