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Dr. Michel Gagner to Participate in AIS World Bariatric Series 2018

Along with three prominent bariatric surgeons, Dr. Michel Gagner will perform a live surgery as part of the AIS World Bariatric Surgery Series for the purposes of education and surgical training experience. The first part of the series is scheduled from April to July, while the second round begins again in September.

Joining Dr. Gagner are Dr. Camilo Boza, Medical Director of Clínica las Condes, Santiago, Chile; Bruno Dilleman, Director of the Center of Obesity Surgery at AZ Sint-Jan Hospital, Bruges, Belgium; and Robin Blackstone, Professor of Surgery at University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Series Schedule

Dr. Gagner will be performing a gastric sleeve to duodenal switch on June 13th, which can be viewed by registering for the series. The first part of the online training series will give learners the chance to participate in a bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Gagner and his associates will have the chance to discuss the surgery before performing it live. The second part of the AIS learning series will discuss the outcomes of the procedure, as well as any complications that arise.

What Can Participants Expect to Learn from the Series?

Anyone participating in the discussions and live surgeries will gain plenty of knowledge and experience from this series. Participants will have a deeper understanding of pre-surgery patient selection and preparation. They will have a chance to interact and discuss revisional surgery with industry-leading experts, as well as discuss other complex cases and the strategies for improving the outcomes of revisional surgery. Lastly, participants will have the chance to observe the use of safe and effective surgical technologies.

The next surgery is scheduled for May 24 and will be conducted by Dr. Bruno Dillemans. For more information about the AIS World Bariatric Series 2018 or to register, visit the official website. Registration is open to professionals as well as bariatric patients.

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World Congress of Bariatric Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Gagner presented last week at the World Congress of Bariatric Surgery. 1800 surgeons from all around the globe attended this week-long event in Istanbul, Turkey to present, discuss, and digest the latest research and practices in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Gagner presented on various topics, including:

“Laparoscopic Gastric Stapling procedures will replace Gastric banding in the 21st Century.”

“Does Sleeve Gastrectomy Proved its Effectiveness as a stand-alone procedure for effective sustainable weight loss and metabolic treatment? Sleeve Gastrectomy: Optimizing Strategies for Best Outcomes.”

“Prevention and Treatment Strategies to reduce leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.”

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IFSO 2014

Dr. Gagner is well known for participating at international surgery congresses all over the world, but when he was given the chance to host an international congress in his hometown of Montreal, QC he jumped at the occasion!  Named President of the IFSO 2014 – 19th World Congress Of International Federation For The Surgery Of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders, Dr. Gagner is preparing to host over 3,000 medical professionals in one of the largest medical congress of its kind in August of 2014.

Learn more about IFSO 2014 and its host city at the following link:

IFSO 2014

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SOFFCO at Angers, France

Dr. Gagner presented on new developments with the sleeve gastrectomy procedure at the SOFFCO Conference at Angers, France.

http://www.soffco2013.com/

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Brazil Sleeve 2013

Dr. Gagner presented on the sleeve gastrectomy procedure in Florianopolis, Brazil at the Sleeve Brazil 2013 conference.

http://sleevebrazil.com.br/a/

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IFSO 2012 New Delhi

Dr. Gagner presented at the IFSO 2012 Congress in New Delhi, India and he even met the Dalai Lama!

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