Bariatric Surgery: Developing an Understanding of the Evidence, Procedures and Expected Outcomes (Module 1)

Program Date: 10 March 2022
Publication Date: 10 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In module 1 of this 4-part series, you’ll discuss the eligibility requirements for bariatric surgery; summarize the types of bariatric surgical procedures and their expected outcomes; and describe the impact of bariatric surgery on chronic disease.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the eligibility requirements for bariatric surgery. 
• Summarize the types of bariatric surgical procedures and their expected outcomes. 
• Describe the impact of bariatric surgery on chronic disease.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.2.1
  • Run Time: 26

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Gaurav Sharma, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Robotic Bariatric Surgeon 
Virtua Hospital 
New Jersey, USA
Gaurav Sharma, MD is a board certified robotic bariatric surgeon at Virtua Hospital, New Jersey. He pursued his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas/ Robert Wood Johnson hospital, New Jersey. During residency, he developed an interest in bariatric surgery and pursued his bariatric surgery fellowship from the University Medical Center of Princeton. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Sharma performs all types of bariatric surgeries including revisional surgeries. His passion is to fight the widespread epidemic of obesity. Dr. Sharma earned a Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) in 2019. This helped him learn the pathology of obesity in-depth and he is now able to provide comprehensive care to his patients. He works with a team of Registered Dietitians, psychologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three boys.
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