PERSONAL DATA

Name: J. K. Champion, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Date of Birth: August 15, 1951
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Citizenship: United States


EDUCATION

Baccalaureate Degree -

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Bachelor of Science-Chemistry, 1972-1973
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1969-1972

Advanced Degree -

University of Alabama Medical College, Birmingham, Alabama
Doctor of Medicine, 1973-1976

General and Vascular Surgery, Carraway Methodist Medical
Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 1976-1981

Residency Training -

Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia, July 1983- December 1983

Board Certification -

Recertified, American Board of Surgery, 1992 and 2001
American Board of Surgery, Diplomat, 1982

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LICENSURE

Tennessee State Board of Medical Licensure, 1988 #18799

Alabama State Board of Medical Licensure, 1977 #7836

Georgia Board of Medical Licensure, 1994 #39752

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Mercer University College of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, 1991 – Present

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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Director, Emory University Endosurgical Center, January 1994 – 1996

Director of Bariatric Surgery Emory-Dunwoody Medical Center 2003 – present

Director of Essentials of Bariatric Surgery Program of ASBS 2001-2004

Director Advanced Bariatric Surgery Program of ASBS 2002-2003

Director of Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Program ASBS 2002-2003

Secretary-Teasurer Surgical Review Corporation 2004-2005

Chairman Bariatric Surgery Review Committee for Surgical Review Corporation 2004-2005

Director Advanced Bariatric Surgery Life Support Program of ASBS 2005-2006

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Staff Surgeon, Metropolitan Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, December 1994 – closed 2000

Staff Surgeon, Advanced Surgery Center, Canton, Georgia, 1995 – 1999

Staff Surgeon , West Paces Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30327, 1995-2000 (closed 1/2000)

Staff Surgeon, Marietta Surgical Center, Marietta, Georgia, 1995 – 1999

Staff Surgeon, Emory-Dunwoody Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996 – Present

Staff Surgeon Northside Hospital, Atlanta GA 2005 – Present

Staff Surgeon, Northside-Cherokee Hospital, Canton, Georgia 1996 – 2001

Chief of Surgery, Director of Vascular Services, Cleveland Community Hospital, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1990 – 1992

Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Community Hospital, Cleveland, Tennessee, July 1988 – July 1992

Staff Surgeon, Thuss Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama, January 1988 – July 1988

Chief of Surgery, Co-Director of Noninvasive Vascular Lab, Walker Regional Medical Center, Jasper, Alabama, 1984 – 1987

Staff Surgeon, Walker Regional Medical Center, Jasper, Alabama, 1984 – 1987

Chief of Surgery and Director of Vascular Lab, Pickens County Hospital, Carrollton, Alabama, 1982 – 1983

Staff Surgeon, Co-Director of Vascular Lab and Co-Director of Surgical Education, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 1981 – 1982

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EDITORIAL BOARD

Obesity Surgery – Associate Editor

Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders

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HONORS

Outstanding Resident Research Essay, Alabama Chapter American College of Surgeons, 1978

Will Sealy Surgical Society, 1991

National Faculty for Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons 2003

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MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Fellow American College of Surgeons

Fellows Leadership Society American College of Surgeons

Fellow Southeastern Surgical Congress

Fellow American Society of General Surgery (member National Faculty for Bariatric Surgery for ACS)

Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

American Society for Bariatric Surgery

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

Medical Association of Atlanta

Medical Association of Georgia

Atlanta Surgical Association

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

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PUBLICATIONS

  1. McKernan JB, Champion JK. Access Techniques: Veress Needle-Initial Blind Trocar Insertion vs. Open Laparoscopy with the Hasson Trocar. Endoscopic Surgery and Allied Technologies. Vol. 3, February 1995, Pages 35-38.
  2. McKernan JB, Champion JK. Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery. The American Surgeon. Southeastern Surgical Congress. Bowden T, ed. June 1995. Vol. 61 Num 6. Pages 530-536.
  3. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Comparison of Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopy versus Open Thoracotomy for Staging Lung Cancer. Thoracoscopic Surgery in the USA. International Surgery. July – September, 1996. Vol. 81 Num 3. Pages 530-536
  4. Champion JK, Hunter JB, Trus T, Laycock W. Teaching Basic Video Skills as an Aid in Laparoscopic Suturing. Surgical Endoscopy. Forde KA, ed. January 1996, Vol. 10 Num 1. Pages 23-25
  5. McKernan JB, Stuto A, Champion JK. New Application of Bipolar Coagulation in Laparoscopic Surgery. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. Zucker K, ed. October 1996, Vol. 1 Pages 335-340
  6. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Bilateral Thoracoscopic Stapled Volume Reduction for Bullous Versus Diffuse Emphysema. Surgical Endoscopy. Forde KA, ed. April 1998, Vol. 12 Pages 338-341
  7. McKernan JB, Champion JK, Minimally Invasive Antireflux Surgery: Experience With Over 1000 Cases. American Journal of Surgery. Polk H, ed. April 1998 Vol. 175. Pages 271-276
  8. Champion JK, Delisle N, Hunt T. Comparison of Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Fundoplication for Primary Motility Disorders. European J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999;16:S34-S36
  9. Champion JK, Delisle N, Hunt T. Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Posterior Partial Fundoplication for Primary Motility Disorders. Surgical Endoscopy. McFayden, ed.September 2000 Vol. 14 pages 746-9
  10. Champion JK, Delisle N, Hunt T. Myenteric Plexus in Primary Motility Disorders. J Gastrointestinal Surg 2001, 5:514-516.
  11. Champion JK, Hunt T, DeLisle N. Role of Routine Intraoperative Endoscopy in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Surg Endosc 2000;16:1663-1665.
  12. Champion JK, Rock D. Laparoscopic Mesh Cruroplasty for Large Paraesophageal Hernias: Evolution and Technique. Surg Endosc 2003; 17: 551-553.
  13. Champion JK. Complications of Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Current Surgery 2003; 60: 37-39.
  14. Champion JK. Complications of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Current Surgery 2003; 60: 142-144.
  15. Champion JK, Williams M. Small Bowel Obstruction and Internal Hernia after Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg 2003; 13: 596-600.
  16. Champion JK. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication with Five Year Outcomes. Surg Endosc 2003; 17:1212-1215.
  17. Champion JK, Williams M. Prospective Randomized Comparison of Linear Staplers During Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg 2003; 13: 855-859.
  18. Williams M, Champion JK. Experience with routine intra-abdominal cultures during laparoscopic gastric bypass with implications for antibiotic prophylaxis. Surg Endosc 2004; 18:755-756.
  19. Williams M, Champion JK. Linear technique of laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass. Surg Technol Int 2004; 13: 101-105.
  20. Champion JK, Pories W. Centers of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. SOARD 2005; 1:148-151.
  21. Champion JK, Williams. Economic Impact of Bariatrics on a General Surgery Practice. Obes Surg 2006;16: 113-118
  22. Champion JK, Williams M, Champion S, Gianos J, Carrasquilla C. Implantable Gastric Stimulation to Achieve Weight Loss in Low BMI Patients: Early Clinical Trial Results. Surg Endosc 2006;20:444-447.
  23. Granderath FA, Carlson MA, Champion JK, Szold A, Basso N, Pointner R, Frantzides CT. Prosthetic closure of the esophageal hiatus in large hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc 2006; 20: 367-379.
  24. Champion JK, Williams M. A prospective randomized trial of heated humidified versus cold dry insufflation during laparoscopic gastric bypass. SOARD 2006; in press.

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BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Rodgers B, Champion J, Wain J. Modern Thoracoscopy. Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery, McKernan, et al., ed. Springer-Verlag, Pages 517-534.
  2. Champion JK, Hunter JG. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, Brune I, ed. Blackwell Scientific Publishers. 1996. Pages 109-117
  3. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Technical Aspects for Laparoscopic Fundoplication. Surgical Technology International IV. Szabo Z, ed. Universal Medical Press, Inc. 1995. Pages 103-106.
  4. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Thoracoscopy and Gastroesophageal Reflux. Problems in General Surgery. Hunter J, ed. Raven Press. Summer 1996. Vol. 13 Num 2. Pages 97-103.
  5. Hunter JG, Champion JK. Technique of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Endosurgery. Gossot D, Toouli J, Hunter JG, ed. Churchill Livingstone. 1996. Pages 305-310
  6. Champion, JK. Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication. Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Esophagus and Stomach. Zucker KA, ed. Lippincott Publishers. Philadelphia 1997.
  7. McKernan JB, Champion JK. Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Textbook of Laparoscopy. Igoe L, ed. W. B. Saunders. Philadelphia 3rd ed., 1998 Pages 483-490
  8. Champion JK, McKernan JB. The Management of Epigastric Umbilical and Ventral Incisional Hernias. Current Surgical Therapy. Cameron J, ed. Mosby Sixth Edition April 1998. Pages 568-570
  9. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty.Videolaparoscopic Approach to Morbid Obesity. Cohen RV, Libanori H, Schiavon A, Schauer P, ed. Via Letera Med Publishers, 2002.
  10. Williams M, Champion JK. Management of Complications in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications. LeBlanc, C, ed. Marce/ Dekker NY. In press
  11. Champion JK, Williams M. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Surgical Management of Obesity. Buchwald H, Cowan G, Ikramuddin S, ed. Elsivier Science. Philadelphia. In press.
  12. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Management of Internal Hernias and Small Bowel Obstruction. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Inabet D, DeMaria E, Ikramuddin S. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia. In Press.
  13. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty.Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. Schauer P, Schrimer B. Springer. New York. In Press.
  14. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass: Controversies. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. Springer. New York. In Press.
  15. Champion JK, Williams M. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Current Problems in Surgery. Nguyen ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. In Press.

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ABSTRACTS

  1. Champion JK. Thoracoscopic Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Southern Medical Journal 1991; 84(9):87.
  2. Champion JK. The Revolution in Postgraduate Surgical Education. Proceedings of World Congress of Endosurgery. Bordeaux, France June 1992.
  3. Champion JK. Thoracoscopic Staging of Lung Cancer: Results of First Sixteen Patients. Proceedings of World Congress of Endosurgery. Bordeaux, France June 1992.
  4. Champion JK, Hunter J, Trus T, Laycock W. Dispelling a Myth in Laparoscopic Suturing. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 1995.
  5. Oddsdottir M, Latcock W, Champion JK, Hunter J. Laparoscopic Esophageal Lengthening Procedure. Surgical Endoscopy. May 1995; p. 621.
  6. Champion JK. Thoracoscopic Management of Complex Esophageal Disorders. Proceeding of International College of Surgeons, Washington, D. C. May 1996.
  7. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Bilateral Thoracoscopic Stapled Volume Reduction for Bullous Versus Diffuse Emphysema. Proceedings of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interest Group, First International Symposium. Boston, MA. September 13-14, 1996.
  8. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication for Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Proceedings of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interest Group, First International Symposium. Boston, MA. September 13-14, 1996.
  9. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Thoracoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema in Community Hospitals. Proceedings of the Critical Issues in Surgery, 4th Annual Symposium, Staten Island University Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York. December 2-4, 1996.
  10. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Proceedings of the Critical Issues in Surgery, 4th Annual Symposium, Staten Island University Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York. December 2-4, 1996.
  11. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Bilateral Thoracoscopic Staple Volume Reduction for Bullous versus Diffuse Emphysema. Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 11, Number 2, page 177, S33. February 1997
  12. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication for Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 11, Number 2, page 177, S33. February 1997.
  13. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Prosthetic Repair of Diaphragmatic Crual Defects During Laparoscopic Fundoplication. Hernia. Vol 2: 511 1998.
  14. Champion JK, McKernan JB. Hiatal Size and Recurrence Risk After Laparoscopic Fundoplication. Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 12, Number 5 page 565, o.354 May 1998.
  15. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Comparison of Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Fundoplication for Primarty Motility Disorders. Proceedings of Second Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interst Group. International Symposium, Hong Kong, November 1998.
  16. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Laparoscopic repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia with Mesh Prosthesis Hernia 3: 511 (1999)
  17. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Repair of Direct Inquinal Hernia Associated With Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Hernia 3: 511 (1999)
  18. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Videoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Fundoplication for Esophageal Motor Disorders or Strictures. Surg Endosc (1999) 13: 52
  19. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Correlation of Histologic change and Manometry in Spastic Motility Disorders. Surg Endosc (1999) 13: 517
  20. Champion JK, Hunt T, Delisle N. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Morbid Obesity. Obesity Surgery (1999) 9:123.
  21. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity. Proceedings of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Orlando, Febuary 2000.
  22. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass with a Linear Endostapler Technique. Obesity Surgery ( 2000) 10:131.
  23. Champion JK. Incidence of Endostapler Malfunction During Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery .Obesity Surgery(2000) 10:143.
  24. Champion JK. The Route of the Roux in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – Does it Matter ? Obesity Surgery (2001) 11:159
  25. Champion JK. Essentials of Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Proceedings of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons. St Louis. April 2001.
  26. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Proceedings on the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Postgraduate Course. New York. March 2002.
  27. Champion JK. Laparoscopic Mesh Cruroplasty for Large Paraesophageal Hernias. Surg Endosc (2002) 16: S227
  28. Champion JK. The Role of Routine Intraoperative Endoscopy in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Surg Endosc (2002) 16: S213.
  29. Champion JK. Small Bowel Obstruction after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg (2002) 12:197
  30. Williams M, Champion JK. Experience With Routine Intra-abdominal Cultures During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass With Implications for Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Surg Endosc (2003) 17: S229
  31. Champion S, Williams M, Champion JK. Importance of routine diet journals to aide in nutritional counseling for post-op bariatric patients. Obes Surg 2003; 13: 191-192
  32. Champion JK, Williams M. The length of the Roux limb in laparoscopic gastric bypass for super morbid obesity: does it matter? Surg Endosc 2004;18: S209.
  33. Champion JK, Williams M. The five year outcomes with a laparoscopic wedge vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity. Surg Endosc 2004; 18: S209.
  34. Champion JK, Williams M. A single center experience with the FDA clinical trial for the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding system in the U.S. Surg Endosc 2004;18: S209.
  35. Champion JK, Williams M. Implantable gastric stimulation to achieve weight loss in low BMI patients: early clinical trial results. Surg Endosc 2005; 19: S172.
  36. Champion JK, Williams M. Bone mineral density assessment in laparoscopic gastric bypass patients. SOARD 2005; 1: 244.

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PRESENTATIONS

  1. Effect of Glucagon on Biliary Manometry. Alabama Chapter College of Surgeons. Point Clear, Alabama. May 1978.
  2. Thoracoscopic Management of Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Society of Thoracic Surgeons. San Francisco, California, February 1991.
  3. Throracoscopic Management of Pneumothorax. Southeastern Surgical Congress. New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1991.
  4. Course Director. Endoscopic Thoracoscopy. Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida. July 1991.
  5. Course Director. Thoracoscopy: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances. Caduceus Seminars/ Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Atlanta, Georgia. July 1991.
  6. Course Director. Thoracoscopy: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances. Caduceus Seminars/ Abbott Northwestern. Hilton Head, South Carolina. August 1991.
  7. Role of Thoracoscopy in Minimally Invasive Surgery. International Society of Surgery.Uppsala University. Stockholm, Sweden. August 1991.
  8. Course Director. Endoscopic Thoracoscopy. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami, Florida. September 1991.
  9. Course Director. Modern Thoracoscopy. Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts. Boston, Massachusetts. September 1991.
  10. Course Director. Therapeutic Thoracoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. Kendall Regional Medical Center. San Diego, California. September 1991.
  11. Course Director. Endoscopic Thoracoscopy. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami, Florida. September 1991.
  12. Course Director. International Multispeciality Congress of Endosurgery, Thoracoscopy Section. Maui, Hawaii. October 1991.
  13. Thoracoscopic Suture Ligation Blebs Mechanical Pleurodesis. American College of Surgeons Fall Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. October 1991.
  14. Modern Thoracoscopy. Southern Medical Association. Atlanta, Georgia. November 1991.
  15. Course Director. Therapeutic Thoracoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Houston, Texas. November 1991.
  16. Course Director. Therapeutic Thoracoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Chicago, Illinois. November 1991.
  17. Course Director. Therapeutic Thoracoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. Kendall Regional Medical Center. New York, New York. December 1991.
  18. Course Director. Therapeutic Thoracoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 1991.
  19. Course Director. Endoscopic Thoracoscopy. Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami, Florida. January 1992.
  20. Thoracoscopic staging Lung Cancer. American College Osteopathic Surgeons. Amelia Island, Florida. January 1992.
  21. Course Director. Modern Thoracoscopy: Recent Developments in Video Directed Thoracoscopy. Division for Continuing Medical Education, Cine-Med Incorporated. Auburn, Alabama. February 1992.
  22. Thoracoscopic Management: Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Joint Scientific Session, royal college Edinburgh and American College of Surgeons. Edinburgh, Scotland. May 1992.
  23. The Revolution in Postgraduate Surgical Education. World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Bordeaux, France. June 1992.
  24. Thoracoscopic Staging of Lung Cancer: Results of First Sixteen Patients. World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Bordeaux, France. June 1992.
  25. Course Instructor. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. February 1994.
  26. Course Instructor. Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. February 1994.
  27. Course Instructor. Laparoscopic Esophagogastric Surgery. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. April 1994.
  28. Course Instructor. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. July 1994.
  29. Course Instructor. Resident’s Introductory Course in Laparoscopic Surgery. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. September 29, 1994.
  30. Course Instructor. Resident’s Introductory Course in Laparoscopic Surgery. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. September 30, 1994.
  31. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. October 7, 1994
  32. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. October 28, 1994.
  33. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. November 4, 1994.
  34. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Mercer University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. November 5, 1994.
  35. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. November 18, 1994.
  36. Course Instructor. Practical Laparoscopic Suturing: The Simplified Approach. Emory University Endosurgical Center. Atlanta, Georgia. December 9, 1994.
  37. Course Director. Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques for General Surgeons: Nissen Fundoplication and Suturing. Laser Centers of America. The Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina. March 4, 1995.
  38. Video Endoscopic Esophageal Surgery. Live Telesurgery: Thoracoscopic Belsey and Esophageal Myotomy. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. March 15, 1995.
  39. Update in Advanced Laparoscopy: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Suturing. Laser Centers of America. Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. March 25, 1995.
  40. Course Director. Advanced Laparoscopic General Surgery Concepts: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication & Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. Laser Centers of America. Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, TX April 22-23, 1995.
  41. Co-Course Director. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Concepts in General Surgery: Laparoscopic Suturing and Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Laproscopic Colectomy. Nashville Memorial Hospital,Madison, Tennessee. June 24-25, 1995.
  42. Course Director. Advanced Laparoscopic General Surgery Concepts: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Laparoscopic Suturing. Laser Centers of America. Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida.November 18, 1995.
  43. Course Director. Advanced Laparoscopic General Surgery Concepts: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Suturing. Laser Centers of America. St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana. December 2, 1995.
  44. Course Instructor. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Common Duct Exploration and Laparoscopic Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing – Principles and Techniques. New Approaches to Hernia Repair: Preperitoneal and Laparoscopic. Laser Centers of America. St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana. March 23-24, 1996.
  45. Thoracoscopic Management of Complex Esophageal Disorders. International College of Surgeons, Washington, D.C. May 3, 1996
  46. Thorascoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for COPD, Surgery Grand Rounds, Mercer University School of Medicine May 1996
  47. Bilateral Thoracoscopic Stapled Volume Reduction for Bullous Versus Diffuse Emphysema. Proceedings of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interest Group, First International Symposium. September 13- 14, 1996.
  48. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication for Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Proceedings of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interest Group, First International Symposium. September 13-14, 1996.
  49. Thoracoscopic Myotomy Resection of Epiphrenic Diverticulum and Belsey Fundoplication. Proceedings of American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. October 6-11, 1996.
  50. Video Endosurgery for Gastrointestinal Disease. Live Tele Surgery. Laparoscopic Colectomy and Rectopexy for Benign Disease. Emory University School of Medicine. Atlanta, Georgia November 7-8 1996.
  51. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication for Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Proceedings of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. March 20-23, 1997.
  52. Course Director. Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). “Clinical Perspectives and Economic Aspects”. American Society of General Surgeons Fourth Annual Meeting. April 4-5, 1997.
  53. Complications, Benefits and Outcomes of Laparoscopic Fundoplication. On the Frontier of Gastroenterology at Alleghany Univerity Fourth Anuual Conference. April 12, 1997.
  54. Thoracoscopic Belsey Fundoplication for Complicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Sages Post Graduate Course. Laproscopic Antireflux Surgery: Mastering the Basic. Chicago October 1997.
  55. Management of Complex GERD: Collis – Nissen, Belsey, Roux en y, Medical – Surgical Management Model of the Gastroesophageal Reflux patient. LCA Vision Inc. Young Harris, Georgia. November 1997.
  56. Prosthetic Repair of Diapragmatic Crual Defects During Laparoscopic Fundoplication. American Hernia Society Annual Meeting. Miami, Florida February 1998.
  57. Course Director. Gastro Intestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease. American Society of General Surgeons Fifth Annual Meeting. New York, March 1998.
  58. Hiatal Size and Recurrence Risk After Laparoscopic Fundoplication. Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Rome, Italy. May 1998.
  59. Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Surgery Grand Rounds. Mercer University School of Medicine. September 1998.
  60. The Mini-Invasive Surgical Treatment of Short Esophagus during Antireflux Surgery. Motion Picture Exhibition. American College of Surgeons. Orlando, October 1998.
  61. Comparison of Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Fundoplication for Primary Motility Disorders. Controversies in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2nd Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interset Group International Symposium. Hong Kong, November 1998.
  62. Laparoscopic Repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia with Mesh Prothesis. American Hernia Society. Las Vegas, February 1999.
  63. Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Repair of Direct Inquinal Hernia Associated with Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. American Hernia Society. Las Vegas, February 1999.
  64. Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity Current State of the Art. Aorn-Atlanta Chapter, March 1999.
  65. Videoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Fundoplication for Esophageal Motor Disorders of Strictures. Sages Scientific Session. San Antonio, March 1999
  66. Correlation of Histologic Change and Manometry in Spastic Motility Disorders. Sages Scientific Session. San Antonio, March 1999.
  67. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty and Rou-en-y Gastric Bypass in Morbid Obesity. American Society of Bariatric Surgery. San Diego, June 1999.
  68. Course faculty : Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Workshop. University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. Pittsburg Pa. September 1999.
  69. Discussant : Cine- Med Clinic ; Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass . American College of Surgeons. San Francisco Ca. October 1999.
  70. Couse faculty: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Workshop. Mount Sinai School of Medicine . New York,NY.December 1999.
  71. Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity. Sotheastern Surgical Congress Orlando. Febuary 2000.
  72. Course faculty: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Workshop. University of Pittsburg School of Medicine . Pittsburg Pa. March 2000.
  73. Laparoscopic Wedge Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Atlanta Ga. March 2000.
  74. Course Director: Essentials of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. American Society for Bariatric Surgery . Atlanta Ga. March 2000.
  75. Utility of Hand Assisted Techniques in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Corporate night Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons . Atlanta Ga. March 2000.
  76. Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass with the Linear Endostapler Technique. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Memphis. June 2000.
  77. Incidence of Endostapler Malfunction during Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Memphis. June 2000.
  78. Laparoscopic Wedge Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Memphis. June 2000.
  79. Laparoscopic Roux-enY Gastric Bypass. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Memphis. June 2000.
  80. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Minimally Invasive Surgery fo Morbid Obesity Seminar. Bern, Switzerland. September 2000.
  81. The Mini-invasive Surgical Treatment of the Short Esophagus during Antireflux Surgery. American College of Surgeons. Chicago 2000.
  82. Laparoscopic Wedge Collis Gastroplasty for Shorten Esophagus. University of Pittsburg. Snowbird. February 2001.
  83. Polypropylene Mesh Cruroplasty for Paraesophageal Hernia. University of Pittsburg. Snowbird. February 2001.
  84. Laparoscopic Roux Gastric Bypass—The Atlanta Experience. University of Pittsburg. Snowbird. February 2001.
  85. Course Director. Essentials of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Cinncinati. March 2001.
  86. Essentials of Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. SAGES 2001, Postgraduate Course 2. St. Louis, April 2001.
  87. Course Director. Essentials of Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Washington D.C. June 2001.
  88. The Route of the Roux in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass- Does it Matter? American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Washington D.C. June 2001.
  89. Antecolic Antegastric Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with the Linear Endostapler Technique. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Washington D.C. June 2001.
  90. Course Director. Essentials of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. New Orleans. October 2001.
  91. Laparoscopic Banding Procedures for Morbid Obesity. American College of Surgeons, Portgraduate Course 19. New Orleans. October 2001.
  92. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. American College of Surgeons Scientific Program. New Orleans. October 2001.
  93. Course Director. Essentials of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. American Society of Bariatric Surgery. Celebration Fl. January 2002.
  94. The Angelchik Debacle. University of Pittsburg Medical Center Post Graduate Seminar. Breckenridge. February 2002.
  95. Laparoscopic Mesh Cruroplasty for Large Type 3 Para-esophageal Hernia. University of Pittsburg Medical Center Postgraduate Seminar. Breckenridge. February 2002.
  96. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. University of Pittsburg Medical Center Postgraduate Seminar. Breckenridge. February 2002.
  97. Linear Endostapler Techinque for Gastric Bypass. University of Pittsburg Medical Center Postgraduate Course. Breckenridge. February 2002.
  98. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Procedures for Morbid Obesity. University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Pittsburg. March 2002.
  99. The Atlanta Experience with Laparoscopic Roux Gastric Bypass. University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Pittsburg. March 2002.
  100. Course Co-Director. Essentials of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Postgraduate Course. Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York. March 2002.
  101. Gastric Pacing and Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Weight Loss in Morbid Obesity. SAGES and 8th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Obesity Panel. New York. March 2002.
  102. Laparoscopic Mesh Cruroplasty for Large Paraesophageal Hernias. SAGES 2002. New York. March 2002.
  103. The Role of Routine Endoscopy in Bariatric Surgery. SAGES 2002. New York. March 2002.
  104. Course Director: Essentials of Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Las Vegas. June 2002.
  105. Course Director: Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Las Vegas June 2002
  106. Small Bowel Obstruction After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Las Vegas, June 2002.
  107. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding 2002. American College of Surgeons Post Graduate Course 20. San Francisco, October 2002.
  108. Laparoscopic Mesh Cruroplasty with Wedge Collis Gastroplasty for Large Paraesophageal Hernia. Video presentation, American College of Surgeons. San Francisco, October 2002.
  109. Open Restrictive Gastric Procedures for Morbid Obesity. Appropriateness Conference for Bariatric Surgery. SAGES. Los Angeles, March 2003.
  110. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Live Surgery Presentation. American College of Surgeons Post Graduate Course- Bariatric Surgery Primer. New York, April 2003.
  111. Course Director: Avanced Laparoscopic Suturing. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Boston, June 2003/li>
  112. Role of Endoscopic and Radiologic Evaluation: Pre and Post-op. Essentials of Bariatric Surgery Course. ASBS. Boston, June 2003.
  113. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty: Open vs Laparoscopic. Advanced Bariatric Surgery Course. ASBS. Boston. June 2003.
  114. Ante-colic Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Utilizing the Linear Endostapler Technique for Morbid Obesity. American College of Surgeons, Bariatric Surgery Video Session. Chicago. October 2003.
  115. Laparoscopic Pre-peritoneal Mesh Repair of Direct Inquinal Hernia Associated with Implantable Penile Prosthesis. American College of Surgeons, Unusual Problems in General Surgery Video Session. Chicago. October 2003.
  116. Faculty for Bariatric Surgery Primer Post-Graduate Course. American College of Surgeons. Chicago. October 2003.
  117. Bariatric Surgery: How I Do It Video Session. Bariatric Surgery Post-Graduate Course, Mexican Association of General Surgeons. Vera Cruz, Mexico. November 2003.
  118. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Bariatric Surgery Post-Graduate Course, Mexican Association of General Surgeons. Vera Cruz, Mexico. November 2003.
  119. Gold Standards in Bariatric Surgery. Magisterial Conference, Mexican Association of General Surgeons. Vera Cruz, Mexico. November 2003.
  120. Course Director: Advanced Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Los Angeles. November 2003.
  121. Course Director: Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing for Bariatric Surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute. Orlando. December 2003
  122. Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedures for Morbid Obesity: VBG and Lap-band. Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute. Orlando. December 2003.
  123. Small Bowel Obstruction and Internal Hernias; Evaluation, Management and Prevention. Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute. Orlando. December 2003.
  124. Laparoscopic Banding Complications. Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute. Orlando. December 2003.
  125. Course Director: Essentials of Bariatric Surgery. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. New Orleans. January 2004.
  126. Course Director: Avanced Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. New Orleans. January 2004.
  127. Course Director: Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. New Orleans. January 2004.
  128. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with the Linear Endoscopic Technique. Live Tele-surgery. SAGES. Denver. March 2004.
  129. Course Faculty: Bariatric Surgery Primer Post-graduate Course. American College of Surgeons Spring Meeting. April 2004
  130. ASBS Centers of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. Consensus Conference American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Washington DC. May 2004.
  131. Course Director: Essentials of Bariatric Surgery. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. San Diego. June 2004.
  132. Course Director: Advanced Bariatric Surgery Course. American Society for Bariatric Surgery. San Diego. June 2004.
  133. Course Director: Adanced Laparoscopic Suturing for Bariatric Surgery. San Diego. June 2004.
  134. Course Faculty: Bariatric Surgery – Challenging Case Series. American College of Surgeons. New Orleans. October 2004.
  135. Bariatric Surgery in the Twenty First Century. Japanese Society for Endoscopic Surgery. Yokohama Japan. November 2004.
  136. Linear Endostapler Technique for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity: Technique and Nine Year Outcomes. Japanese Society for Endoscopic Surgery. Yokohama Japan. November 2004.
  137. Economic Impact of Bariatric Surgery on a General Surgery Practice. Southeastern Surgical Congress. Postgraduate Course. New Orleans. February 2005.
  138. Centers of Excellence Criteria. SAGES Bariatric Postgraduate Course. Hollywood FL. April 2005.
  139. Implantable Gastric Stimulation to Achieve Weight Loss in Low BMI Patients: Early Clinical Trial Results. SAGES. Hollywood FL. April 2005.
  140. Laparoscopic Reversal of Gastric Bypass for Malnutrition. SAGES Video Presentation. Hollywood FL April 2005
  141. Bone Mineral Density Assessment in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Patients. ASBS Plenary Session. Orlando FL, June 2005
  142. Comparison of ASBS Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery and ACS Bariatric Network Programs. ASBS Orlando FL, June 2005
  143. Acute respiratory failure, pulmonary emboli and DVT after bariatric surgery. Advanced Bariatric Life Support Program ASBS. San Francisco CA, Oct 2005
  144. Leaks: etiology, diagnosis and non-operative management. Advanced Bariatric Life Support Program ASBS. San Francisco CA, Oct 2005
  145. Damage control laparotomy with acute compartment syndrome. Advanced Bariatric Life Support Program ASBS, San Francisco CA, Oct 2005
  146. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, Video Technique. Bariatric Surgery Primer Post Graduate Course ACS, San Francisco CA, Oct 2005.

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