2017 PG Course: Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient

93.5% (n=87) of attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course reported no performance of endoscopic liner procedures over prior 3 months of practice, and another 3.2% (n=3) reported only 1-3 cases. At 3-month follow-up survey, 50% (n=5) of those responding reported no endoscopic liner procedures in the interval since the annual meeting, and 20% (n=2) reported 1-3 operations. Average comfort level for performing endoscopic liner procedures among attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course was 2.3/5 at 2017 post-meeting analysis and 3/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

97.8% (n=90) of attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course reported no performance of aspiration therapies for weight loss over prior 3 months of practice, and another 1.1% (n=1) reported only 1-3 cases. At 3-month follow-up survey, 100% (n=5) of those responding reported no aspiration therapies for weight loss in the interval since the annual meeting. Average comfort level for performing aspiration therapies for weight loss among attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course was 2.3/5 at 2017 post-meeting analysis and 2.6/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

76.1% (n=70) of attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course reported no performance of endoscopic suturing procedures over prior 3 months of practice, and another 9.8% (n=9) reported only 1-3 cases. At 3-month follow-up survey, 72.7% (n=8) of those responding reported no endoscopic suturing procedures in the interval since the annual meeting, and 18.2% (n=2) reported 1-3 operations. Average comfort level for performing endoscopic suturing procedures among attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course was 2.6/5 at 2017 post-meeting analysis and 3.3/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

63.4% (n=59) of attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course reported no performance of balloon-based procedures for weight loss over prior 3 months of practice, and another 15.1% (n=14) reported only 1-3 cases. At 3-month follow-up survey, 40% (n=4) of those responding reported no balloon-based procedures for weight loss in the interval since the annual meeting, and 40% (n=4) reported 1-3 operations. Average comfort level for performing balloon-based procedures for weight loss among attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course was 3.4/5 at 2017 post-meeting analysis and 4/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

58.1% (n=54) of attendees of the Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient PG Course reported no performance of primary endoscopic procedures for weight loss over prior 3 months of practice, and another 18.3% (n=17) reported only 1-3 cases. At 3-month follow-up survey, 30% (n=3) of those responding reported no primary endoscopic procedures for weight loss in the interval since the annual meeting, and 40% (n=4) reported 1-3 operations.

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