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Maher El Chaar, MD
Chair


Sergio Bardaro, MD FASMBS
Co-Chair


Ali Aminian, MD
Executive Council Liaison


Members

Vasmi Alli, MD
Arunkumar Baskara, MD FASMBS Diego Camacho, MD Abhiman Cheeyandira, MD Shaun Daly, MD
Daniel Davis, MD
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD
Victoria Gershuni, MD
Karen Gibbs, MD FASMBS
 

Daniel Guerron, MD FASMBS Matthew Hubbard, MD
Colleen Kennedy, MD FASMBS
Keith King, MD
Kathleen Lak, MD Devan Lenhart, DO
Adolfo Leyva-Alvizo, MD
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD FASMBS

 

Mario Masrur, MD
Anthony Petrick, MD John Romanelli, MD
Ian Soriano, MD FASMBS
Vasanth Stalin, MD FASMBS Andre Teixeira, MD FASMBS Michael Tran, MD
James Wooldridge, MD FASMBS

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Amie Buehler

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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