Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
Chair

Aurora Pryor, MD FASMBS
Co-Chair

Ranjan Sudan, MD FASMBS
Co-Chair and Executive Council Liaison


Members

Adam Beall, MD 
Peter Benotti, MD  
Miguel Burch, MD FASMBS  
Diego Camacho, MD  
Patrick Domkowski, MD  
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD  
Neil Floch, MD 
Anthony Gonzalez, MD  

Colleen Kennedy, MD FASMBS
Adolfo Leyva-Alvizo, MD   
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD FASMBS  
Alexander Onopchenko, MD 
David Parker, MD  
John Romanelli, MD  

Hazem Shamseddeen, MD FASMBS  
Ian Soriano, MD FASMBS  
William Strodel, MD  
Andre Teixeira, MD FASMBS   

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Stephenie Anderson

Mission

  1. To improve the care and treatment of people suffering from obesity
  2. To advance the science and understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery
  3. To be a highly valued specialty society that serves the educational professional needs of its diverse membership

Description

The mission of the General and Foregut Surgery Committee is to develop evidence-based guidelines and identify unique diagnostic and treatment strategies required for the management of general surgical and foregut disease in patients undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness of the incidence of common general surgical and foregut problems in patients before and after metabolic and bariatric surgery
  • Establish and disseminate guidelines an protocols for the management of general surgical and foregut problems before and after metabolic and bariatric surgery

Committee Goals

Short-Term

  • Survey membership on general surgical practices
  • OWE Foregut Course
  • GERD and Sleeve Gastrectomy White Paper
  • Joint White Paper on management of hernias with bariatric surgery with clinical issues committee
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  • OWE Course – Foregut Issues: Before and After Bariatric Surgery
  • Joint White Paper on management of hernias with bariatric surgery with clinical issues committee in progress
  • GERD and Sleeve Gastrectomy White Paper in progress
  • Survey ready for submission to EC for approval

Mid-Term

  • ObesityWeek Foregut Course

Long-Term

  • White paper on bariatric surgical options for gastroparesis
  • White paper on management of gallbladder disease in bariatric patients
  • White paper on the role of vagotomy in the treatment of weight loss and GERD
  • Obtain funding for research study of Linx device for the treatment of GERD after LSG and LRYGB
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  • Trello Board including Literature for White Paper
  • Initial teleconference with Torax and follow meeting scheduled for OWE