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Endocrinologist, Dr. David Rometo, presents information about identifying patients who will benefit from bariatric surgery and what is known about diabetes remission following surgery.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase appropriate referrals to bariatric surgery by identifying patients who are eligible for (and would benefit from) bariatric surgery
  • Improve the counseling of patients on their expected outcome regarding diabetes remission based on current evidence
  • Improve surgical and metabolic outcomes by having an inpatient diabetes management plan, including discharge and follow-up, that is safe (from hypoglycemia and wound infection)

Reading Resources:

  1. Metabolic surgery to treat type 2 diabetes: clinical outcomes and mechanisms of action. Rubino F, Schauer PR, Kaplan LM, Cummings DE. Annu Rev Med. 2010;61:393-411. Review.
  2. Endocrine and nutritional management of the post-bariatric surgery patient: an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.Heber D, Greenway FL, Kaplan LM, Livingston E, Salvador J, Still C; Endocrine Society. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Nov;95(11):4823-43.
  3. Effect of laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes mellitus. Schauer PR, Burguera B, Ikramuddin S, Cottam D, Gourash W, Hamad G, Eid GM, Mattar S, Ramanathan R, Barinas-Mitchel E, Rao RH, Kuller L, Kelley D. Ann Surg. 2003 Oct;238(4):467-84; discussion 84-5.


Dr. Rometo has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 12/20/2012 | Last Modified On: 6/29/2014 | Expires: 6/29/2015

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