Obesity Management 3: Bariatric Surgery

Obesity Management Learning Series

This interactive training module supports physicians in their team-based care of patients with obesity who are considering bariatric surgery or who have completed bariatric surgery. It provides a guide for internists seeking to optimize medical care for patients undergoing the most common bariatric procedures: sleeve gastrectomy and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The module guides physicians through evaluating surgery as an appropriate therapy option, as well as discussing both short-term and long-term management considerations. After completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical indications and surgical criteria for bariatric surgery.
  • Explain common bariatric procedures, and their associated risks and benefits.
  • Address common pre- and post-operative medical considerations.
  • Identify management approaches for inadequate weight loss or weight regain following bariatric surgery.

The learning series is complemented by patient education materials specifically designed to bolster the physician recommendations and support patient commitment and success.

This module offers both CME and MOC credit free to members and for a small fee to non-members.

NON-MEMBERS: Note that CME/MOC for this activity is a free benefit for ACP members. Non-members who wish to submit for CME/MOC must pay a $25 processing fee by clicking “Learn More/Buy.”

The obesity management learning curriculum is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.


Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires January 11, 2024   active


Free to Members


Interactive Multi-Media


Obesity Management Learning Series

ACP's comprehensive Obesity Management curriculum is comprised of three web-based modules that offer practical guidance to support physicians and their medical team in treating patients with overweight and obesity. The goal of the curriculum is to increase physicians’ confidence in initiating patient conversations and providing counseling on treatment options to patients with obesity.