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Maher El Chaar, MD
Chair


Sergio Bardaro, MD FACS FASMBS
Co-Chair


Ali Aminian, MD FACS FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison


Members

Vasmi Alli, MD
Arunkumar Baskara, MD MRCS FACS FASMBS
Diego Camacho, MD
Abhiman Cheeyandira, MD FACS MRCS
Shaun Daly, MD
Daniel Davis, DO FACS FASMBS
Shanley Deal, MD
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD MS MBA FRCS FACS
Victoria Gershuni, MD MTR MSGM

Karen Gibbs, MD FACS DABOM FASMBS
Daniel Guerron, MD FACS FASMBS
Juliet Holder-Haynes MD MBA MS ABOM
Matthew Hubbard, MD MS FACS FASMBS
Colleen Kennedy, MD MBA FASMBS
Doris Kim, MD
Keith King, MD
Kathleen Lak, MD

Adolfo Leyva-Alvizo, MD FACS MEd
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD PhD
Mario Masrur, MD FACS FASMBS
John Romanelli, MD
Federico Serrot, MD FASMBS
Ian Soriano, MD FACS FASMBS
Vasanth Stalin, MD FACS
Andre Teixeira, MD
Michael Tran, MD
James Wooldridge, MD FASMBS

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson

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

  • Develop and complete GERD and Sleeve Gastrectomy White Paper
  • Develop and complete Joint White Paper on management of hernias with bariatric surgery in conjunction with the Clinical Issues Committee
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  • 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 for submission to EC for approval

Mid-Term

  • ASMBS Annual Meeting 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 ASMBS Weekend
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