Series date: 
01/01/2024 - 12:00am EST to 12/31/2024 - 11:59pm EST

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery are continuously evolving subspecialties within surgery. This core conference serves as a didactic forum to discuss core topics selected by the Fellowship Council, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and to ensure that up to date, evidence-based practices are being carried out by our institution.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Surgeons, PAs, and APRNs in the Department of Surgery

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify appropriate approaches to the core topics in general and bariatric surgery as outlined by the ASMBS and the Fellowship Council.
  • Utilize the current evidence-based practices in treating the core topics outlined by the Fellowship Council and the ASMBS for Fellowship Certification. 
  • Address gaps in experience and technical knowledge in advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgical approaches to the core topics outlined by the Fellowship Council and ASMBS.
  • Gain in-depth understanding of: 1) the operative indications; 2) preoperative preparation of patients for the conditions in the core topics outlined by the ASMBS and the Fellowship Council; 3) the various appropriate surgical options; 4) how to avoid intraoperative complications; 5) and how to promptly recognize and treat perioperative complications in the core topics outlined by the ASMBS and Fellowship Council.
     

FACULTY

Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. 
Chief of Surgery, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director Bariatric Surgery, Baptist Health
Founding Program Director MIS Fellowship, Baptist Health
Assistant Professor of Surgery, FIU College of Medicine

Jonathan R. Chino, M.D.
Surgical Fellow
Baptist Health South Florida

Eftechios Phil Xanthoudakis, M.D.
Surgical Fellow
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Angel J. Rivera Aponte, M.D.
Surgical Fellow
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jorge Rabaza, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Member, Baptist Health Medical Group
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Voluntary Instructor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Christopher M. Garcia MMS PA-C
Manager of Advanced Practice Providers General Surgery
BHMG General Surgery/ Bariatric Surgery
Baptist Health South Florida 

 Jose A. Pazos-Perez, PA-C 
 Manager of Advanced Practice Providers General Surgery  
 Physician Assistant 
 BHMG General, Bariatric and Colorectal Surgery 
 

 

Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. and Jorge Rabaza, M.D., moderators of this educational activity, has no  financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Eftechios Phil Xanthoudakis, M.D. ,Angel J. Rivera Aponte, M.D. and Jonathan R. Chino, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, have no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Christopher M. Garcia MMS PA-C and Jose A. Pazos-Perez, PA-C , interprofessional coordinators of this educational activity have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity has relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies 

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS AND CREDITS

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-718773 , by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

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American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME - General Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Successful completion of this course is submitted to specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS system. 

 

Series location: 
Webcast
FL
United States