Learning Objectives

The course describes the most commonly encountered benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders including GERD and esophageal disorders following bariatric surgery and review in details the appropriate diagnostic tests, ways to interpret the tests in addition to the best invasive and non invasive treatment modalities in bariatric patients.

By the end of the course attendants should be able to:

  1. Describe the most commonly encountered foregut disorders in bariatric patients

  2. Select the most appropriate diagnostic tests to work-up bariatric patients who develop upper gastrointestinal disorders including malignancies, GERD, benign disorders, hiatal hernia and esophageal motility disorders

  3. Describe the most appropriate treatment options for the upper gastrointestinal disorders following bariatric surgery

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8:00am Welcome
8:05am Understanding how to investigate patients for foregut pathophysiology
8:25am (GERD without Barretts)
8:45am Case Scenarios/video (with Barrett's esophagus)
9:05am Discussion and interesting cases
9:25am Closing
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome
10:05am Case Scenario (achalasia/gastroparesis)
10:25am Case Scenario (cholelithiasis)
10:45am Case Scenario (abdominal wall hernia)
11:05am Case Scenario (giant paraesophageal hernia)
11:25am Discussions of interesting cases and videos
11:45am Closing (Q&A)
12:00pm Adjourn