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DDW 2018 Presidential Plenary Debate: Dr. Rachel Moore v Dr. Reem Sharaiha | September 2018
The highest proportion of overweight and obese people live in the United States, a country which accounts for only 5% of the world’s population. An estimated 200 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Nearly three-quarters of American men and more than 60% of women are obese or overweight. Hear from leading experts on how best to address those qualifying patients for weight loss procedures. Dr. Rachel Moore will present information on a variety of bariatric surgery procedures, indicating that this approach is more durable, more effective and has superior metabolic effects on comorbidities. Dr. Reem Sharaiha will offer by comparison, that endoscopic bariatric therapies for stomach and small bowel is less invasive, less costly, is conducted as an outpatient procedure, is repeatable and can be reversed when needed. Endoscopic bariatric therapies can be a bridge to surgery for certain patient populations. Listen to both experts and the compelling presentations for each approach. Who presents the most compelling information?

Estimated viewing time: 10 minutes
Balloons are full of hot air…surgery remains the best option for weight loss
Presented by: Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS,
Moore Metabolic
Tulane University School of Medicine

Speaker/Consultant/Paid Research: Apollo Endosurgery

Paid Research: Allurion, Obalon, Elira
Speaker/Consultant: Medtronic

Save the scalpel for something else…endoscopic approaches are the way to go!
Presented by: Reem Sharaiha, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Endoscopy Associate
Director of the Pancreas Program Weill
Cornell Medical College

Consultant(s): Apollo and Boston Scientific

Learning Objectives
  1. Compare and contrast the efficacy and safety of bariatric surgical procedures for weight loss (vertical sleeve gastrectomy; gastric bypass; bands; and duodenal switch).

  2. Compare and contrast the efficacy and safety of endoscopic bariatric therapies for weight loss (balloons; suturing; aspiration therapy; duodenal mucosal resurfacing; and incision-less anastomosis).
Target Audience
Practicing Gastroenterologists and GI Fellows
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Availability: On-Demand
Available Sep 01, 2018 to Sep 01, 2021
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