Obesity Management 3: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Obesity Management Learning Series

Better care for patients who are considering metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) or who have completed surgery. Optimize medical care for patients undergoing the most common MBS: sleeve gastrectomy and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Learn to evaluate surgery as an appropriate therapy option, and discuss short-term and long-term management considerations with patients. After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical indications and surgical criteria for MBS.
  • Explain common MBS procedures and their associated risks and benefits.
  • Address common pre- and postoperative medical considerations, including optimizing team-based MBS care.
  • Assist patients through MBS and postoperative care.
  • Identify management approaches for inadequate weight loss or weight regain following surgery.

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

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

The 2024 rerelease of ACP's module Obesity Management Series includes updated information and provides an additional learning and credit earning opportunity for learners who claimed credit for earlier versions.

NONMEMBERS: Note that CME/MOC for this activity is a free benefit for ACP members. Nonmembers 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 April 07, 2027   active


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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.