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MET in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery


MET in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Ghent University Hospital Gastrointestinal Surgery
De Pintelaan 185
90000 Gent

With the ongoing obesity epidemic, bariatric surgery has been evolving rapidly. At this moment, the laparoscopic RY gastric bypass is considered the gold standard, achieving 25–35% total weight loss with very low morbidity. This low morbidity has been the result of surgical progress and improvements in anesthesia as well as the development of cuttingedge technologies. One such improvement has been the combination of ultrasonic dissection energy with bipolar sealing capabilities.

During the first day of this Medical Expert Training you will see how the patients are guided through the care pathway for bariatric surgery. On the technical side, hand-sewn RY gastric bypass will be highlighted along with the conversion from one type of bariatric surgery to another as well as the procedure to “undo” an RY gastric bypass. Specific anesthesiologic tips will be provided by Prof. L. De Baerdemaeker, cofounder of the European Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ESPCOP). On day two, live surgery will feature at least two hand-sewn RY gastric bypass procedures and one or more revision procedures.

Prof. Dr. Yves Van Nieuwenhove

Training Location
Ghent University Hospital
De Pintelaan 185
9000 Ghent, Belgium

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Day One

2:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction

2:15 p.m.
Care pathway for bariatric surgery in Ghent

2:45 p.m.
How I do a hand-sewn RY gastric bypass

3:15 p.m.
Conversion from LAGB to RY gastric bypass

3:45 p.m.
Anesthesiologic tips (Prof. Dr. L. De Baerdemaeker)

4:15 p.m.
Undo of RY gastric bypass

4:45 p.m.
Vessel sealing technology

5:15 p.m.
End of day one

Day Two

8:30 a.m.
Live surgery with four to five procedures, e.g.:

  • Straightforward laparoscopic RY gastric bypass
  • Two conversions from LAGB to RY gastric bypass
  • Other revision bariatric procedure

2:00 p.m.
End of the Medical Expert Training and departure