November 23: Bariatric Surgery & Care of the Severely Obese Patient

$35.00

Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time:
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time:
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
At the end of the session, attendees will be able to verbalize:
1. Indications and contraindications for surgery; evaluation process for bariatric surgery
2. Specific pre-op care and consultations
3. Types of bariatric surgery available, why each is chosen and what the research says about outcome of each
4. Post op care and food regimen, supplements; and patient support
5. Evaluation of outcomes – what the research say about average weight loss, health indicators, life satisfaction

Description:
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are currently two health problems that are associated with considerable increase in morbidity and mortality. Both diseases are closely related and very difficult to control by current medical treatment, including diet, drug therapy and behavioural modification. Bariatric surgery has proven successful in treating not just obesity but also in significantly decreasing overall obesity‐associated morbidity as well as improving quality of life in severely obese patients. In this webinar, we’ll explore the indications and contraindication for bariatric surgery, specific pre-op care and consultations; types of bariatric surgery available, why each is chosen and what the research says about outcome of each. Further, we’ll discuss post-op care and food regimen, supplements; and patient support; and what the research says about average weight loss, changes in health indicators, and quality of life.

Who Should Attend?:
• All Nurses, Primary Care Physicians and Health Professionals with an interest in Bariatric Surgery
• Medical Surgical Nurses. Surgical Suite and PACU Nurses
• Dietitians, Medical Social Workers, Pharmacists
• Psychologists Therapists, Mental Health Nurses

Dr. Shahzeer Karmali, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, DABS

Dr. Karmali is a minimally invasive gastrointestinal/bariatric surgeon based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He is a Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Calgary in 2002 and Fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He serves as the surgical director of the Edmonton Bariatric Specialty clinic. He is the chair of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Committee and serves a leadership role in SAGES and ASMBS. Clinically he completes advanced minimally invasive procedures for a wide variety of gastrointestinal diseases, including: GERD, Paraesophageal hernia, Achalasia, Gastric tumours, Colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, Abdominal wall hernia, Surgery for morbid obesity (gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy). He has over 220 peer reviewed publications and over 200 peer reviewed abstracts. He speaks nationally and internationally on Obesity Management.