Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Cary, NC US
March 3, 2018

As weight loss surgery continues to become a commonplace procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity, primary care and specialty providers face constantly changing treatment options, and a growing population of post-surgical patients that require a different treatment method. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery have provided safer more effective surgical treatment options, and this course will provide participants with an understanding in the best treatment options for their patients. Furthermore, there is a growing population of patients who have undergone surgery, and whose treatment has required the implantation of a device, or the reconstruction of gastrointestinal anatomy that presents a new set of considerations for primary care and specialty physicians involved in the long term care of the patient. This course will address potential complications related to the surgical procedure, and best practices for diagnosis and treatment of other health-related events after the surgery.

Target Audience

This course is intended to meet the needs of primary care providers and other specialists who manage patients with morbid obesity. This course is also beneficial to residents and fellows in surgical or medical training, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the disease of morbid obesity and its co-morbid conditions
  • Increase knowledge of weight loss surgery procedures and procedure outcomes
  • Explain common operative and post-operative complications
  • Review and discuss how to manage changes after weight loss surgery; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone metabolism, pregnancy, depression, and endocrine diseases
  • Help patients achieve and maintain successful weight loss
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 6.50 ANCC
  • 6.50 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
03/03/2018 - 7:30am EST
Activity Ends: 
03/03/2018 - 3:30pm EST
The Umstead Hotel
5 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
United States
+1 (866) 877-4141

Dana D. Portenier, MD

Daniel Guerron, MD

Keri A. Seymour, DO

Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD

Jin S. Yoo, MD

Jenny Tong, MD

William Yancy, Jr., MD  

Kelli E. Friedman, PhD, MEd

Blair Busby, MS, MHS, PA-C

Jennifer Norris, PA-C

Megan Keesee, RDN, LDN

Maria Tucker, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 6.50 ANCC
  • 6.50 Attendance
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