The Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity

Dr. James McGinty discusses the disease and treatment of obesity. This lecture will explore the pathophysiology of obesity and the current surgical treatment of morbid obesity. Additionally, preoperative and postoperative considerations will be discussed.

Target Audience

Primary Care, Endocrinologists, Orthopedic/Orthopedics Surgeons, OBGYN, Cardiologists, Gastroenterologists, Podiatrists/Podiatric Surgeons 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify obesity as a chronic disease and growing public health issue
  • Assess prejudices against morbidly obese and bariatric surgery
  • Recognize the indications for bariatric surgery
  • Describe the bariatric procedures and results of surgery
  • Discuss the special postoperative care issues of patients having bariatric surgery

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:
James McGinty, MD


James J. McGinty, MD, FACS

James J. McGinty, MD, FACS James McGinty, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and the Residency Program Director for General Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and ...
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