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Description:

With the increasing number of redo bariatric procedures, we are frequently operating on tissue with a compromised blood supply. Indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG) is an ideal compound for intraoperative real time assessment of tissue perfusion. This prevents potentially serious postoperative ischemic complications including leaks and strictures. In this dynamic session, the clinical applications of this upcoming technology to be presented by distinguished faculties. This will be followed by the latest ICG technology to be presented by representatives from all ICG producing companies. After each presentation, the presenter, panel of experts and moderator will discuss, debate, and interact with the audience.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Identify the updated indications for ICG in bariatric procedures. • Identify proper technical tips, and tricks for ICG in bariatric procedures. • Understand how ICG can improve the outcome of bariatric patients.


3:45pm Introduction
Alan Saber, MD FACS
3:50pm An update on the indications of ICG in Bariatric Surgery
Raul Rosenthal, MD
4:00pm ICG: Peace of mind and better outcomes
Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS
4:10pm ICG in Bariatric surgery
Pearl Ma, MD FACS FASMBS ABOM
4:20pm ICG in Bariatric surgery: Tips & tricks
Alan Saber, MD FACS
4:30pm Audience Q&A
4:35pm Stryker ICG Technology
4:40pm Medtronic ICG Technology
4:45pm Storz ICG Technology
4:50pm Arthrex ICG Technology
4:55pm Intuitive ICG Technology
5:00pm Closing Q&A