American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS311
Title: Non-Bariatric Surgery in the Morbidly Obese
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 19: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: The rate of obesity and morbid obesity in the US continues to rise. As such, the presentation of a morbidly obese patient in the general surgical clinic and the emergency room is daily occurrence, and a topic of interest for all practicing general surgeons. This proposed panel would not be discussing bariatric surgery, but instead it would have a bi-fold aim: 1) Discuss technical tips and tricks for the performance of general surgical procedures in the morbidly obese, and 2) Discuss modifications in disease management for this patient population. Within this context, presentations of interest could include the preoperative and intraoperative management of: 1) Gallstone disease, 2) Hernias (ventral and inguinal), 3) Foregut diseases (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease , hiatal hernias), and 4) Colorectal pathology.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO), Rural Surgery (RUS), General Surgery (GEN)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for General Surgery
Program Participants:
Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
John T. Sinacori, MD FACS
Speaker Airway Management in the Bariatric Patient
John T. Sinacori, MD FACS
Speaker Anesthesia Considerations in the Severely Obese
J. Nicole Georgi, MD
Speaker Hernia Repair in the Severely Obese: Patient and Procedure Optimization.
Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH, FACS
Speaker Gallstone Disease in the Severely Obese: Liver, Visceral Fat and Other Hurdles.
Michael J. Pucci, MD, FACS
Speaker Morbid Obesity and Colorectal Pathology.
Todd D. Francone, MD FACS