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The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) course will focus on optimizing LAGB management and identifying potential complications associated with LAGB placement. Individuals with LAGBs often face unique challenges with behavioral health, nutrition, band fills, and potential anatomical or device-related complications. This course will discuss LAGB maintenance with the goal of preventing LAGB complications. Symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment options associated with LAGB complications will be reviewed by our surgeon experts.

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
Dr. Jaime Ponce, MD
3:55pm Behavioral Strategies to Optimize Weight Loss
Nathaniel Sann, MSN FNP-BC
4:10pm Management of the Lost-to-Follow up Patient
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
4:25pm Patient Selection: Who is the Best Responder to Lap-Band Surgery?
Christine R Fielding, MD
4:35pm Band Surgical Conversion: When and To What
4:50pm Adjunct Medical Therapy: Work with not Against
Brooke S Henson, ARNP CBN MSN
5:05pm Question and Answer
5:15pm Adjourn