Presented by the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)

Brief Description of Topic and Sub-Topics:

  • Accreditation standards for outpatient bariatric facilities- what are the standards for obtaining accreditation for outpatient bariatric facilities? What pitfalls can be avoided?
  • Appropriate selection of patients for ambulatory surgery- Which bariatric patients are appropriate for outpatient surgery and what contraindications disqualify some patients for being appropriate for outpatient surgery?
  • Analgesic options for outpatient bariatric surgery- what are the different analgesic options for analgesia after outpatient bariatric surgery?

Target Audience: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other staff who take care of bariatric surgical patients.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the accreditation standards for outpatient bariatric facilities.
  • Know how to appropriately select patients for ambulatory surgery. Know the contraindications for outpatient surgery.
  • Understand the options for analgesia following outpatient bariatric surgery.

1:30pm Accreditation Standards for Outpatient Bariatric Surgery Facilities
Wayne English, MD FASMBS
2:00pm Appropriate Selection and anesthetic considerations of Patients for Outpatient Bariatric Surgery
Tiffany Moon, MD
2:30pm Analgesic Options for Outpatient Bariatric Surgery
Anupama Wadhwa, MD