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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

8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Adrian Dan, MD
8:05am Introducing Robotic Surgery in Your Practice… Why Now?
Michael Edwards, MD
8:20am The Financial Impact of Robotic Surgery – Dollars and Sense
Rana Pullatt, MD
8:35am How I transitioned to my Robotic Practice
Vivek Prachand, FACS MD
8:50am The Impact of Robotic Surgery on Fellowship Training
Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
9:05am Audience Questions and Panel Discussion
Adrian Dan, MD; S. Julie-Ann Lloyd, MD/PhD
9:30am Adjourn