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.

Original Release Date:  December 2019
Review Date: July 2022

Target Audience

Bariatric Surgeons, General Surgeons, Cardiologists, Family Medicine Physicians and other interested 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
  • 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 ABS MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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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, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no 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

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.


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

Your participation information will be shared with specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS reporting system. Successful completion of a course examination is required. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ABS MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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