Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the characteristics of medical tourism in bariatric surgery
  2. To analyze the benefits and risks of medical tourism
  3. To discuss ways to improve patient safety in this particular practice

10:30am Introduction
Miguel F Herrera, MD PhD
10:32am The Good
Sergio Verboonen Sotelo, MD
10:40am The Bad
Carlos Zerrweck López, MD
10:48am The Ugly
Santiago Horgan, MD
10:56am Results of a Mature Program
Jose Rodriguez Villarreal, MD
11:04am Looking for Excellence
Felipe Cantu, Jr., MD
11:12am Long-Term Follow-Up
Carmen Callega, MD
11:20am Position of the ASMBS
Richard Peterson, MD MPH FACS FASMBS
11:28am Position of the CMCOEM
Nelson Rodriguez, MD
11:36am How to Build a Safe Program (A Mexican Perspective)
Ariel Ortiz Lagardere, MD FACS FASMBS
11:44am How to Build a Safe Program (An American Perspective)"
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
11:52am Discussion and Wrap Up
12:00pm Adjourn