Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: Current Trends and New Directions

Presented By:
Alexander Ayzengart, MD

Faculty Disclosure:
Dr. Ayzengart has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationship(s) to disclose.

CME Advisory Committee Disclosure:
Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website:

Release Date: September 4, 2020
Expiration Date: September 3, 2022

Target Audience:
Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand historical perspective and progressive development of bariatric surgery procedures.
  2. Describe expected outcomes for most commonly performed bariatric operations today.
  3. Provide an overview of new and expected weight loss strategies that are currently in development.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource for Further Study: Arterburn DE, Courcoulas AP. “Bariatric surgery for obesity and metabolic conditions in adults.” BMJ, 8/2014.

Contact Info: If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rhonda Tompkins at (352) 215-9541 or at

Section #: 1341, 2134, 3009