General and Foregut Surgery Committee

Sergio Bardaro, MD FACS FASMBS
Chair

Karen Gibbs, MD FACS DABOM FASMBS
Co-Chair

Federico Serrot, MD FASMBS
Co-Chair

Helmuth Billy, MD
Executive Council Liaison

Members

Vasmi Alli, MD
Abdulaziz Arishi, MD DABS
Diego Camacho, MD
Abhiman Cheeyandira, MD FACS MRCS
Nicole Cherng, MD FACS
Shaun Daly, MD
Daniel Davis, DO FACS FASMBS
Shanley Deal, MD
Andrew Duffy, MD FACS FASMBS
Dan Eisenberg, MD MS
Maher El Chaar, MD FASMBS, Immediate Past Chair
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD MS MBA FRCS FACS

Victoria Gershuni, MD MTR MSGM
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
Onur Kutlu, MD

Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD PhD
Mario Masrur, MD FACS FASMBS
George Merriman II, MD FACS FASMBS
John Romanelli, MD
Ian Soriano, MD FACS FASMBS
Emily Speer, MD
Vasanth Stalin, MD FACS
Ranjan Sudan, MD, Senior Past Chair
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

  1. Increase committee membership and participation
  2. Complete the Be Wise social marketing campaign
  3. Publish:
    • Gastroparesis: An Evidence-Based Review for the Bariatric and Foregut Surgeon
    • A Foregut Survey on the Scope of Practice Among Members of American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    • Systematic Review of Management of Gallbladder Disease in Patients After Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  1. Several new committee members were welcomed this year
  2. The committee is collaborating with the Public Education Committee and an outside vendor to produce social marketing campaigns featuring the most common comorbidities: diabetes, sleep apnea, NAFLD, gastroparesis, hiatal hernia, heartburn
  3. The manuscripts above are in near final or final publication stage

Mid-Term

  1. Disseminate the Be Wise videos to membership
  2. Begin new projects upon approval of project proposals
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  1. Collabroate with the Communications and Public Education Committees on a plan to market the videos to members and on different platforms
  2. Discussion of new projects; work groups formed

Long-Term

Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives

2022-2023 Completed Projects

  1. Published:
    a. Gastroparesis: An Evidence-Based Review for the Bariatric and Foregut Surgeon (SOARD April 2023)

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