Overview and Target Audience:

The course should be attractive to all clinicians, i.e. physicians, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, therapists, dietitians, students, and all others who care for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients and are interested in learning how to recognize and care for patients who have had primary bariatric surgery but either had a poor response or a good response followed by significant weight regain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the prevalence, language to use, and expectations for non-response and weight regain following bariatric surgery.
  2. To be familiar with the use of nutrition, exercise, behavior, pharmacology, endoscopy, and surgery to develop a care plan for patients who experience weight regain or non-response after primary bariatric surgery.
  3. To appreciate the role of the behavioral therapists in the management of patients with weight regain or non-response after primary bariatric surgery.
  4. To appreciate the potential benefits, limitations, and available options for surgical revisions for patients with weight regain or non-response after primary bariatric surgery.

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8:00am Welcome
8:05am Can We Define Success, Failure, Response vs Regain?
8:25am Outcomes and expectations
8:45am Patient perspective on weight regain
9:05am Long term follow up and getting patients in
9:25am Q&A
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome
10:05am Program Coordination - what works after regain?
10:25am Dietary strategies for regain
10:45am Nutritional Counseling after regain
11:05am Tech/monitoring apps/accountability
11:25am Exercise interventions after regain
11:45am Q&A
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Welcome
1:35pm Behavioral counseling for weight regain
1:55pm Acceptance and Commitment therapy
2:15pm Disordered eating/addiction
2:35pm Review of pharmacology options
2:55pm Q&A
3:00pm Break
3:45pm Welcome
3:50pm Endoscopic options
4:10pm Do we have a failure proof operation?
4:30pm Revisional surgery for weight regain/nonresponding
4:50pm Indications for revisional surgery when the anatomy is intact
5:10pm Closing Q&A
5:30pm Adjourn