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Bariatric Surgery: The Functional and Integrative Approach

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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FOMA - Florida
Jesse Lopez, DO, FACOS
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Bariatric Surgery: The Functional and Integrative Approach

To obtain an understanding of the Indications for Bariatric procedures

To gain knowledge and a better understanding of Bariatric procedures

To obtain knowledge of How to care for a bariatric surgical patient both pre and post operatively

How to utilize a functional medicine approach to add to the success of a surgical weight loss patient

Dr. Lopez has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: The FOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to FOMA Executive Director Steve Winn, by calling the FOMA Office at 850-878-7364 or by mail to FOMA, 2544 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, FL  32301, or by email to



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Jesse J. Lopez Jr., DO, FACOS is a traditionally trained physician who believes in a holistic approach to healthcare and healing. Combining the best of both worlds, Dr. Lopez has practiced surgery and medicine over the past 28 years with the philosophy that one must consider all aspects of an individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs in order to facilitate healing. His expertise in integrated surgical and medical care allows the patient to utilize multiple modalities to facilitate their healing. This concept is cutting edge, and AkasaCare Integrated Medicine and Surgery, formerly known as Heartland Surgical Care, is one of the few traditional medical and surgical practices that offers in-house energy healing modalities such as Reiki therapy and life coaching. Dr. Lopez is a board certified general and trauma surgeon. His areas of expertise include bariatric surgery (surgical weight loss); medical weight loss; bio-identical hormone and replacement therapy and metabolic medicine; stem cell therapies; aesthetics, such as Botox and fillers; CBD (cannabinoids) therapy; and, endoscopies such as colonoscopy and stomach scoping.Dr. Lopez also serves as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer of American Shaman CBD Company and Medical Director of the Advanced Aesthetics Med Spa. Dr. Lopez is also involved in several philanthropic and volunteer endeavors, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Coyote Trails School of Nature, the International Society of Cannabis Business Development, and the Blue Valley River Forest School. He has also served on the school board of his children’s school and has served in the community in various ways, such as Little League coaching for many years. Additionally, he has been involved in charitable medical mission trips to countries such as Ecuador, Mexico, and Tajikistan.



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