Learning Objectives

  1. Assess the epidemic’s impact on our work and consider successful strategies to withstand its impact.
  2. Discuss ambulatory surgery centers as an option to continue bariatric surgery despite inpatient bed and staffing shortages.
  3. Evaluate best practices for outpatient bariatric surgery.
  4. Learn how to maximize personal financial health and that of your business.
  5. Gather with colleagues for support and advice as we chart a course forward.

8:00am Positives and negatives of COVID19 on bariatric surgery practices
Shawn Garber, MD
8:20am How to get your hospital to pay their fair share!
Paul Kemmeter, MD FACS
8:40am I survived by minimizing overhead
Colleen Kennedy, MD MBA FASMBS
9:00am Just get as many patients as possible to surgery (Pfeiffer) vs. Maximize billing of all kinds on each patient (Seger)
Joshua Pfeiffer, MD; Michael Seger, MD
9:30am Break
10:00am The need for surgical centers as a revenue source
Daniel Cottam, MD
10:20am How to set up and run a successful ASC
Bo Neichoy, MD
10:40am Maximizing patient safety doing same-day surgery
Peter Billing, MD FACS
11:00am Outpatient bypass
Titus Duncan, MD
11:20am Outpatient sleeve
Emma Patterson, MD FRCSC FACS
11:40am How do I get that approved?
Helmuth Billy, MD
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Pluses and minuses of telemedicine
Paul Enochs, MD FASMBS
1:50pm Exit opportunities: planning for your retirement
Naveen Ballem, MD
2:10pm How to market and grow your practice
Matthew Weiner, MD
2:30pm Medical weight loss should be part of your practice (Lofton) vs. I’m doing less MWL than I used to…by choice (Kurian)
Holly Lofton, MD; Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Partnering with a private equity firm VS.
Josh Roller, MD
3:30pm Staying independent
Rami Lutfi, MD FASMBS
4:00pm Are online patient care and engagement platforms worth the cost?
Michael Snyder, MD
4:20pm How to have an “academic” private practice
Benjamin Clapp, MD
4:40pm “I get knocked down, but I get up again” Round Table Panel
Rachel Moore, MD FASMBS; Paul Kemmeter, MD FACS; Helmuth Billy, MD; Benjamin Clapp, MD
5:00pm Adjourn