ASMBS Video Journal Club: Closing the Defects: Why and How (but mostly how)

Live Presentation on April 30, 2024, 8:00 PM ET

Moderators: Matthew Brengman, MD and Venkat Modukuru, MD
Presenters: Folahan Ayoola, MD, Megan Jenkins, MD, Joe Northup, MD and Jun Levine, MD

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Present variations closure of Gastric Bypass, SADI-S, and Duodenal Switch defects.

Target Audience

Bariatric surgeons who perform GBP, SADI-S and or BPD-DS.


  1. Review reasons for the closure of the defects.
  2. Explore various techniques for exposure of the defects.
  3. Review the choice of tools and equipment required for closure.

Accreditation Statement

 The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

  • Matthew Brengman, MD (Moderator, Planner) – Educator for Intuitive. Proctor and Educator for Entera Medical. Advisory Board Member for Reshape.
  • Venkat Modukuru, MD (Moderator, Planner) – No Financial Relationships
  • Folahan Ayoola, MD (Speaker/Presenter) – Consultant for Intuitive Surgical, Ethicon, and MiMedx
  • Jun Levine, MD (Speaker/Presenter) – No Financial Relationships
  • Megan Jenkins, MD (Speaker/Presenter) – Consultant/Teacher/Proctor for Intuitive Surgical
  • Joe Northup, MD (Speaker/Presenter) – Speaker/Consultant for Ethicon and Boston Scientific