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This symposium will focus on bariatric surgical, medical and clinical challenges particularly geared toward advanced practice providers (PAs, NPs & CNS). The lecture series will include topics of Transgender bariatric patients, genetic testing in the bariatric population, H-pylori testing and treatment, Outpatient sleeve gastrectomy’s, bariatric and transplant surgery, and the GERD with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy position statement/guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify characteristics and strategies to begin a successful outpatient sleeve gastrectomy practice.
  2. To identify, discuss and treat H-pylori treatment for pre and post bariatric surgery patients.
  3. To identify and describe the benefits of genetic testing pre operatively in the bariatric patient population.
  4. To identify characteristics and strategies for candidates seeking bariatric transplant surgery.

1:30pm Marijuana & the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Marguerite Dunham, NP
1:55pm Genetic testing in Bariatrics
Jeanne Hutson, MPH MSN NP
2:20pm H-pylori testing and treatment the relevance in before and after surgery
Tracy Martinez, BSN RN CBN
2:45pm Question and Answer
3:00pm Lunch
3:45pm Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy-same day outpatient surgery- How’s it done?
Karen Flanders, ARNP CBN MSN; Chelsea M Price, MS RD
4:10pm Bariatric surgery and the transplant patient
Heather Passerini, ACNP CCNS MBA
4:35pm GERD pre/post metabolic surgery “ASMBS position statement"
Guilherme M Campos, FACS FASMBS MD/PhD
5:00pm Question and Answer
5:15pm Adjourn