View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Webcast Discusses Cataracts and Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Cataracts and Surgery. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you about cataract surgery in 2015. Who needs it, how it is done, and what to expect after the procedure. Joining our moderator today in the studio is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Andrew Hendershot and then to take us into the operating room to see how a cataract surgery is performed, we have Ohio State University Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Amit Tandon.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the process of cataract surgery; IDENTIFY pre-operative considerations for patients undergoing cataract surgery (including anti-coagulation and anesthesia); REVIEW eye anatomy and the formation of cataracts; and DISCUSS the pre-op, intra-op, and post-op experiences of a patient undergoing cataract surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs of cataracts
  • What to look for on physical exam
  • Whether cataracts are inevitable
  • Whether cataracts are bilateral
  • If you can be too old for cataract surgery
  • If cataract surgery is ever urgent/emergent?
  • When to prescribe new glasses after cataract surgery

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.