Overview and Target Audience:

This course will help attendees to understand the role of bands in bariatric metabolic operations. The introduction and evolution of banding in bariatric metabolic surgery will be addressed. The present status, role, reoperations and cost of gastric adjustable banding will be reviewed. The evolving role of nonadjustable bands in gastric bypass, sleeve, and plication operations will be presented. This course will address the needs of surgeons and the entire multidisciplinary team.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the present role of adjustable gastric banding in the treatment options for obesity
  • Appreciate the need and costs for reoperative procedures after the adjustable gastric band.
  • Recognize the evolving role of non adjustable bands/rings in gastric bypass, Sleeve and plication operations

1:30pm Opening remarks by course directors
1:35pm Current status of Adjustable band use?
Jaime Ponce, MD FASMBS
1:40pm Debate #1: Is the adjustable banding operation still an option? Yes, band still is an option
Christine Ren Fielding, MD
1:50pm Debate #1: Is the adjustable banding operation still an option? No, band is not an option
Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
2:00pm Q & A and Panel discussion with Jaime Ponce, Mathias Fobi, Christine Ren-Fielding, Houshmand Naim and Matt Hutter
2:15pm Banding the gastric Bypass, Sleeve and plication operation—Return to the future
Mathias Fobi, MD
2:20pm Debate #2: Does banding the pouch in the gastric bypass, Sleeve and plication operations make a difference? Banding the gastric bypass, Sleeve and plication operations with non adjustable bands/rings enhance the weight loss and maintenance of the operations.
Mohit Bhandari, MD
2:30pm Debate #2: Does banding the pouch in the gastric bypass, Sleeve and plication operations make a difference? Banding the gastric bypass, sleeve and plication operations need further evidence for prime time use.
Alfons Pomp, MD FASMBS
2:40pm Q & A and panel discussions with Jaime Ponce, Mathias Fobi, Shawn Garber, Mohit Bhandari and Alfons Pomp
2:55pm Closing remarks
Mathias Fobi, MD
3:00pm Adjourn