Series date: 
10/01/2020 - 7:00am EDT to 12/31/2023 - 9:00am EST


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.


Surgeons, PAs, and APRNs in the Department of Surgery


  • 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.


Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. 
Program Director of the Baptist Health South Miami Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship 

Joseph Marcotte, M.D.
Surgical Fellow
Baptist Health South Florida

Christine Holloway
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

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

Joseph Marcotte, M.D. and Christine Holloway, faculty of this educational activity, have no relevant 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


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.


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: 
United States