In this session, we'll be hearing from a bariatric surgeon and a lead dietician on the bariatric surgical team here at Baystate Medical Center. We'll be discussing many issues pertaining to the management of obesity and challenges of bariatric surgery.  Please see the below objectives for the specific topics we'll be discussing. 



After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1| To explore the challenges that patients with the disease of obesity face in terms of societal bias, medical system bias and how these impact the care of these patients.

2| To discuss the major psychological, physical and commitment challenges facing patients who enroll in bariatric surgical programs aiming towards surgical interventions.

3| To discuss the very major life-changing outcomes possible after successful bariatric surgery and successful weight loss. 



Stephen Ryzewicz, MD, FACP, DFASAM



John Romanelli, MD, FACS 

Professor of Surgery at UMass Chan School of Medicine

Division Chief of General Surgery

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery


Kimberly Estremera, MS, RD, LDN, CSOWN, 

Lead Bariatric Dietician


Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Inter-professional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.                                                                              

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Inter-professional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Session date: 
04/10/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

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