Surgical Options for the Treatment of the Morbidly Obese

Learn more about surgical options for the treatment of morbid obesity with Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, South Miami Hospital and Chief of Surgery, Baptist Hospital of Miami. This course explains patient selection criteria for robotic gastric bypass and robotic sleeve gastrectomy and describes typical surgical outcomes and average recovery for both procedures.

Target Audience

Bariatric Surgeons, General Surgeons, Cardiologists, Family Medicine Physicians and other interest healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain Baptist Health’s experience with robotic gastric bypass and robotic sleeve gastrectomy. 
  • Describe patient selection criteria, typical surgical outcomes and average recovery for both procedures. 
  • Assess potential gastric bypass surgery complications in a primary care setting and implement appropriate interventions. 
  • Implement standard primary care follow-up after gastric bypass procedures. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Pollack, A. (2013). AMA recognizes obesity as a disease. The New York Times, 18.
  • Sturm, R., & Hattori, A. (2013). Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States. International journal of obesity, 37(6), 889.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2019
Course expires: 
07/31/2022

Anthony M. Gonzalez, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, FIU Wertheim College of Medicine
Chief of Surgery, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, South Miami Hospital
Program Director MIS/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
Miami, Fla. 

Anthony M. Gonzalez, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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