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Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the role that adjustable gastric band plays in weight control
  2. To understand strategies available to optimize outcomes of weight loss and health improvement after gastric banding
  3. To appreciate an algorithmic approach in evaluating when the gastric band should be maintained, when adjuvant therapy is beneficial or when a surgical conversion is required.

3:45pm Overview of Adjustable Gastric Band and the Issues at hand
3:55pm Behavioral Strategies to Optimize Weight Loss
4:10pm Management of the Lost-to-Follow up Patient
4:20pm Salvage vs Harvest
4:35pm Surgical Conversion: When and To What
4:50pm Adjunct Medical Therapy: Work with not Against
5:05pm Question and Answer
5:15pm Adjourn