Learning Objectives

  1. Discover what is ready for use and what is forthcoming in surgical technology
  2. Consider whether the latest devices are superior to current therapies
  3. Compare competing options, especially in tissue approximation, balloon and magnetics
  4. Discern which options are ready for adoption and which need further study

10:15am Bariclip results so far and plans for US Trial
Chris Daigle, FACS FASMBS MD
10:25am Technique and outcomes of Nissen-sleeve
Elizabeth Hechenbleikner, MD
10:35am In the news: mini robots on the space Station
Sarah Samreen, MD
10:45am Intragastric balloon now and what’s next
Mariano Palermo
11:00am Endolumenal tissue approximation
Carl Pesta, DO FASMBS
11:15am Overview of robotic advances and future forecast
Erik B Wilson, MD
11:45am Magnetic anastomoses: compare and contrast the two companies
Sarah Samreen, MD
11:55am Question and Answer
12:00pm Adjourn