Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe behavioral and psychotherapeutic interventions designed to prevent weight regain after bariatric surgery; and understand which are the most effective methods, and which are the patients expected to benefit the most.
  2. To gain an understanding of available pharmacotherapeutic options and the best time to initiate weight-loss medications to optimize long-term weight control bariatric surgery
  3. To understand the timing, quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define weight regain after bariatric surgery.
  4. To describe surgical strategies to minimize the risk of weight regain after surgery e.g. for the sleeve-bougie size, minimizing the fundus remnant, the use of a band or ring and the gastric bypass – limb length, pouch/outlet size, gastrojejunostomy construction, the use of a band or ring
  5. To understand how to counsel patients about weight regain after bariatric surgery; how to approach the patient who is gaining weight early vs. late after bariatric surgery; who is the patient who should vs. should not have revisional surgery.

3:45pm Behavioral and Psychotherapeutic Interventions to Prevent Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Lauren Breadley, PhD
4:00pm Engaging Pharmacotherapy to Optimize Long-Term Weight Control After Bariatric Surgery
Louis J Aronne, MD FACP FTOS DABOM
4:15pm Standardizing the Measurement of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Wendy King, PhD
4:30pm Surgical Strategies for Reducing Weight Regain
Robin Blackstone, MD FACS
4:45pm Evaluating the Patient With Significant Weight Regain, How do You Determine When to Offer Revisional Surgery?
Marina Kurian, MD
5:00pm Adjourn