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2nd BeSOMS Winter Symposium

February 8

BeSOMS invites you to attend its second Winter Symposium on February 8, 2019.

The general theme will be: “How can we improve the outcome of bariatric surgery?”.

Program and registration: www.besomswintersymposium.be

We hope to welcome you numerously!

Best wishes for the coming Year,

Thierry Lafullarde

BeSOMS President



08.45 – 09.00 hr. – Word of welcome by Dr. T. Lafullarde
09.00 – 10.30 hr – Can the Patient fail the Procedure?

Moderators: Dr. J. Munck

  • What is the real value of the psychological evaluation? Dr. A. Van Den Eynde
  • OSAS and bariatric surgery: what to do?
  • Is systematic vitamin supply mandatory? Dr. J. Saey
  • How can we organize postoperative care and does it improve long-term outcome? Dr. W. Bouckaert
10.30 – 11.00 hr. – Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 hr. – How to optimize the primary Sleeve / RY Gastric Bypass?

Moderators: P. Hourlay

  • The technically optimal Sleeve and RY Gastric Bypass. Dr. J. Closset – Dr. E. Van Vyve
  • Is there a problem in efficiency in case of an optimal Sleeve/RY Gastric Bypass? Dr. M. Lannoo
  • Do we need to tailor the limb lengths in a primary RY Gastric Bypass? Dr. J. Himpens
  • Banding the pouch in a primary RY Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Resection? Dr. L. Lemmens
12.30 – 13.30 hr. – Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 hr. – Surgical Solutions for a failed Sleeve / RY Gastric Bypass

Moderators: Dr. J.-M. Gillardin – Dr. D. Pitot

  • The wide spectrum of Surgical solutions for a failed Sleeve. Dr. M. Legrand
  • Adding Malabsorption for a failed RY Gastric Bypass. Dr. B. Navez
  • Adding Restriction for a failed RY Gastric Bypass. Dr. J. Valk
  • A proposal for a Treatment Algorithm for a failed RY Gastric Bypass. Dr. B. Dillemans
15.00 – 15.30 hr. – Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 hr. – GERD and Sleeve / RY Gastric Bypass

Moderators: Dr. M. Legrand – Dr. L . Kohnen

  • How to manage a GERD patient presenting for bariatric surgery? Dr. Ph. Hauters
  • Will development of Barrett mean the end of Sleeve resection?
  • Treatment options for GERD after Sleeve. Dr. D. Van Der Fraenen
  • Treatment options for GERD after RY Gastric Bypass. Dr. L. Kohnen
17.00 – 17.15 hr. – Adjourn by Dr. T. Lafullarde




February 8




Dolce La Hulpe
Chaussée de Bruxelles 135
La Hulpe, 1310
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