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Identification and Management of Bariatric Surgical Patients 

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Free CME. Earn up to 4 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Identification and Management of Bariatric Surgical Patients
Saturday, October 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Arbors Room, Ground Level
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Self-parking and valet parking will be validated for CME participants.               

With America’s obesity epidemic, it is imperative for healthcare providers to adequately assess patients for the appropriateness of bariatric surgery. At this free CME event, experts will discuss:

  • Medical management of obese patients  and  when to refer to a bariatric surgeon
  • Bariatric surgery options including RNY, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy
  • The overall economic impact of obesity including the healthcare cost savings achieved with bariatric surgery
  • The long term benefits, side effects and complications of surgery
  • Effective medical and surgical management of post-bariatric surgery patients utilizing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team approach 

This CME is relevant to primary care, surgical specialists, cardiology, gastroenterology, Ob/Gyn and endocrinology.

There is no charge to attend but registration is requested. Register online or call 1-800-SENTARA by Tuesday, October 16.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for a maximum of 4 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Agenda 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m., Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.: Introduction & Patient Selection, Lisa Malloy, M.D.

  • CDC Obesity Rates in the U.S.
  • Medical Impact of Obesity
  • Patient Selection
  • Assessing Patients for Bariatric Surgery Appropriateness
  • Indications/Contraindications for Bariatric Surgery
  • When to Refer to a Bariatric Surgeon

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.: Procedure Selection/Options in Bariatric Surgery

  • Procedure Description, Denis Halmi, M.D.
  • Medical Considerations and Benefits, Denis Halmi, M.D.
  • New and Future Interventions, Denis Halmi, M.D.
  • Blue Point Surgical Associates Patient Management, Rajev Nain, M.D.

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.: Break

10:10 – 12:00 noon: Impact of Bariatric Surgery & Post Procedure Management

  • Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Management & Important Considerations, Ali Safa, M.D.
  • Nutritional, Wellness & Lifestyle Impact, Registered Dietician
  • Economic Impact, Optima Health Physician

About the Presenters

Dr. Denis Halmi is one of the pioneers in the field of weight loss surgery. He is the medical director of the Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center in Woodbridge, and a member of Bluepoint Surgical Group, which is designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Learn more at

Dr. Ali Safa is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist with interest in management of diabetes and metabolic disorders. He is the director of the Endocrine and Diabetes Center. Learn more at

Dr. Lisa Malloy is a board-certified family practice physician, with a special focus in health and wellness. She is part of Dominion Family Health, a member of Sentara Medical Group. Learn more at

Dr. Rajev Nain is a board-certified general surgeon and is fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery. His interests include surgical treatment for morbid obesity. Learn more at

Event Sponsor
Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center is designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).


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