This session provides a format for students, residents or fellows to present the research that was submitted for oral presentation in the Scientific Sessions but not accepted. Presentation content will be evaluated by our expert moderators with opportunity for critique and discussion that will be invaluable for the continuing development of the presenter’s research expertise. Junior faculty will find this session valuable as well.

8:00am A148 Early indicators of long term weight regain after gastric bypass in a veteran population
Authors: Andrew A Taitano, MD; Candis M. Cornell, Psy.D.; Lynne K. Olson, MSN FNP CBN
Presenter: Andrew A Taitano, MD
8:20am A149 Gastric bypass surgery in patients with psychiatric diagnoses – risk of reoperation and length of hospital stay
Authors: Ylva Trolle Lagerros, MD ; Lena Brandt, MSc; Jakob Hedberg, MD; Magnus Sundbom, MD PhD; Robert Bodén, MD PhD
Presenter: Ylva Trolle Lagerros, MD
8:40am A150 Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block significantly improves opioid use and length of stay in bariatric surgery patients
Authors: Laurel Mulder, MD; Emily Ramirez, RN; Jennifer Poirier, PhD; Alfonso Torquati, MD MSCI FASMBS; Philip A Omotosho, MD
Presenter: Laurel Mulder, MD
9:00am A151 Who really decides? surgeon preference trumps patient factors in predicting whether patients receive a sleeve or bypass
Authors: Brooks Udelsman, MD; Ginger Jin, MS; David C Chang, PhD MPH MBA; Matthew Hutter, MD MPH; Elan R Witkowski, MD MS
Presenter: Brooks Udelsman, MD
9:20am Question & Answer
9:30am Break
10:00am A152 Google trends as a resource for bariatric education: What do patients want to know?
Authors: Cristian Milla Matute, MD; Maria C Fonseca Mora, MD; Camila Ortiz Gomez, MD; David Gutierrez Blanco, MD; Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD PhD FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS; Raul Rosenthal, MD
Presenter: Cristian Milla Matute, MD
10:20am A153 Body composition changes following a very low calorie pre-operative diet in patients undergoing bariatric surgery
Authors: Jonathan Sivakumar, MBBS PGDipSurgAnat; Lynn Chong, PhD; Salena M Ward, MBBS FRACS MS PGDipSurgAnat; Tom R Sutherland, MBBS MMed GradDipClinEd FRANZCR; Michael W Hii, MBBS BMedSci FRACS PGDipSurgAnat
10:40am A154 The impact of revision bariatric surgery on comorbidities
Authors: Varun Krishnan, MD; Andrew Godwin, MD; Kevin Hutchings; Julio A Teixeira, MD
Presenter: Varun Krishnan, MD
11:00am A155 Bariatric surgery with vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) or modified duodenal switch (MDS) modified peripheral gene expression associated with coronary artery disease and inflammation
Authors: Sarah Sabrudin, MD
Presenter: Sarah Sabrudin, MD
11:20am A156 Detailed analysis of venous thromboembolism within 180 days of bariatric surgery: A 6-year retrospective single center review
Authors: Beata Lobel, MB BCh BAO; Andrea Stone, BS; Richard L Seip, PhD; Ilene Staff, PhD; Darren Tishler, MD FASMBS; Pavlos K Papasavas, MD FASMBS
Presenter: Beata Lobel, MB BCh BAO
11:40am A157 Safety of bariatric surgery in patient older than 65
Authors: Iliya Goldberg, MD; Andrew Bates, MD; Salvatore Docimo, DO MS; Tyler D. Cohn, MD; Aurora Pryor, MD; Konstantinos Spaniolas
Presenter: Iliya Goldberg, MD
12:00pm Adjourn