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The two-part session is designed to discuss the integration of the robotic surgery platform into metabolic and bariatric surgery practice. The benefits and limitations of utilizing a robotic assisted approach for common and approved bariatric operation will the reviewed. Patient selection and clinical pearls will be emphasized. Other aspects of utilizing the technology such as outcomes and financial costs will be reviewed and compared with other conventional surgical approaches. The end of the second session will culminate with the ASMBS START program graduation ceremony and award of certificates for the participating fellows.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The attendees will understand the benefits and limitations of robotic surgery- The attendees will understand the benefits and limitations of robotic surgery
  2. The attendees will review the financial cost and impact of robotic technology
  3. The guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and procedure selection will be summarized
  4. Important clinical tips and technical pearls of robotic surgery will be reviewed

10:15am Welcome Address and Introduction
Matthew Martin, MD
10:20am My Favorite Technical Pearl to Share – A Compilation
Dr. Monique Hassan, MD MBA FACS FASMBS
10:30am Anastomotic Techniques for GJ and DI
Scott W Schimpke, MD FACS
10:40am Techniques for Jejuno-jejunostomy and Defect Closure
Shaina R Eckhouse, FASMBS MD
10:50am Audience Questions and Discussion
Matthew Martin, MD
11:00am Robotics for Conversions/Revisions Everything in 10 min
Folahan K Ayoola, MD FACS FASMBS
11:10am Credentialing Guidelines for Robotics
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD PhD
11:20am The Management of Concurrent Para-esophageal Hernias
Omar Ghanem, MD
11:30am Fellow Case Presentation (1)
11:38am Fellow Case Presentation (2)
Bavana Ketha, MD
11:46am Fellow Case Presentation (3)
Ishna Sharma, MD
11:54am Fellow Case Presentation (4)
Kyle J Duckett, DO
12:02pm Fellow Case Presentation (5)
Bethany Nyland
Adrian Dan, MD; Matthew Martin, MD
12:15pm Adjourn