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Preoperative Optimization of the Bariatric Surgical Patient

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Jay Roberts, DO, FACOS, FASMBS
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This session will discuss the current interventions for weight loss ranging from intragastric balloon to biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. The talk also outlines the current recommendations for preoperative care regarding a potential bariatric surgical patient as it pertains to smoking cessation, glycemic control, medical clearance and screening, pre operative cardiac risk assessment, exercise and pulmonary prehabilitation, obstructive sleep apnea screening, and general medical clearance recommendations.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline and discuss current weight loss intervention procedures
  2. Outline and discuss medical screening for potential bariatric patients
  3. Outline and discuss smoking cessation and psychosocial preoperative care of the bariatric surgical patient
  4. Outline and discuss preoperative cardiac screening of the bariatric patients
  5. Discuss preoperative glycemic control of the preoperative bariatric patient.

Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Dr. Jay Roberts earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine/Biosciences. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Plaza Medical Center Fort Worth and then a fellowship in Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

Dr. Roberts is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and has recently been appointed as an Associate Adjunct Professor at UNTHSC. 

Dr. Jay Roberts started his career in surgery, doing a residency that was heavy in emergency general surgery, vascular surgery, surgical oncology, and advanced laparoscopic/bariatric surgery. He witnessed first-hand the damage that diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol had on the body in the form of vascular disease. After performing amputations, general surgery operations, and emergency surgeries, he saw how bariatric surgery could be a successful option for those struggling with obesity.

By his third year of residency, and seeing the growing epidemic of morbid obesity and being fully aware of the medical consequences of its associated comorbid conditions, he knew that he wanted to practice in the field of metabolic surgery. Dr. Roberts trained under Dr. Adam Smith during his residency and enjoyed working alongside him. After speaking with Dr Smith, Dr. Roberts decided to pursue a bariatric surgery fellowship.

Dr. Roberts also has extensive robotic training during his work at Tampa General Hospital where he performed robotic sleeve gastrectomy, ventral hernia repair, and gastric bypass.

Dr. Roberts discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.