Overview of Bariatric Surgery: Surgical Weight Reduction is Safe & Effective

Ames, IA US
August 14, 2013

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand surgical anatomy of commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures.
  2. Understand the advantages & disadvantages of surgical weight reduction compared to medical weight managemet.
  3. Recognize recent advances in the safety & effectiveness of bariatric surgery.

Professional Gap

Physicians will be aware that successful weight reduction can ameliorate several obesity-related morbidities, including some new findings from novel research performed by the speaker and his group.


Isaac Samuel, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics



  • Dr. Samuel has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/or services discussed in this presentation.

This program is supported from gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic & First American Bank.  The content and selection of a speaker is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, McFarland Clinic, or First American Bank.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/14/2013 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/14/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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