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Curriculum Overview for the Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

Our program curriculum is based on Fellowship Council and ASMBS guidelines.

At the conclusion of the fellowship, the graduate fellow will be able to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to patients with morbid obesity and obesity-related diseases. This includes the ability to investigate, diagnose, recommend therapeutic options, perform operative procedures, and provide all aspects of care, including preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care.

To achieve this goal, the curriculum provides a guide to the topics for study, and the knowledge and skills required to become a bariatric surgeon.  Additionally, specially designated bariatric textbook review sessions, journal clubs, peer-review conferences, and resident teaching rounds are held to provide didactic instruction.

Textbook review topics include the following:

  1. Epidemiology of Obesity
  2. History of Bariatric Surgery
  3. Physiology and Interactive Mechanisms in Morbid Obesity
  4. Preoperative Evaluation of the Bariatric Patient
  5. Psychology of the Morbidly Obese Patient
  6. Essentials of a Bariatric Program
  7. Postoperative Management of the Bariatric Patient
  8. Laparoscopic versus Open
  9. Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding
  10. Other Restrictive Operations
  11. Gastric Bypass
  12. Biliopancreatic Diversion/Duodenal Switch
  13. Revisional Weight Loss Surgery
  14. Managing Postoperative Complications
  15. Nutritional Deficiencies
  16. Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence
  17. Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery
  18. Role of Endoscopy in Bariatric Surgery

To Apply

All applications are accepted strictly through Fellowship Council.

For more information:
Rebecca Augustine
215-481-7320