Obesity in GI Care: How I embraced it and why you should too Inside Scope

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This is episode 1 of 6 from our new program: Obesity in GI Care: Start the Conversation, Change the Narrative. Over the course of 6 podcast episodes and 3 webinars, you'll learn a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating obesity, with a specific focus on patients with GI comorbidities. This series highlights key findings and strategies from AGA’s 2017 Practice guide on Obesity and Weight management, Education and Resources (POWER program).

In this episode, our hosts Drs. Andres Acosta and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are joined by Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam to discuss:
• Weight management is proven to be beneficial in patients with comorbid gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), reflux esophagitis, gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, esophageal and colon cancer.
• Gastroenterologists and the GI care team are poised to offer comprehensive care for patients with obesity who may require endoscopic procedures and/or bariatric surgery to achieve long term weight loss.

To collect CME credit for listening, visit agau.gastro.org.

This is episode 1 of 6 from our new program: Obesity in GI Care: Start the Conversation, Change the Narrative. Over the course of 6 podcast episodes and 3 webinars, you'll learn a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating obesity, with a specific focus on patients with GI comorbidities. This series highlights key findings and strategies from AGA’s 2017 Practice guide on Obesity and Weight management, Education and Resources (POWER program).

In this episode, our hosts Drs. Andres Acosta and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are joined by Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam to discuss:
• Weight management is proven to be beneficial in patients with comorbid gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), reflux esophagitis, gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, esophageal and colon cancer.
• Gastroenterologists and the GI care team are poised to offer comprehensive care for patients with obesity who may require endoscopic procedures and/or bariatric surgery to achieve long term weight loss.

To collect CME credit for listening, visit agau.gastro.org.