Mensage Guests Program Registration


We cordially invite you to join us for the 7th Annual BEST Conference: Bariatric Endoscopic Surgical Trends. This highly international congress is focused on clinical innovations in bariatric and metabolic surgery. During its first 5 years, this meeting was held in various cities in Brazil before moving to Lisbon, Portugal for its first European venue last year. Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City is extremely pleased to be hosting the 7th Annual BEST Conference, now in the United States for the first time.

We have invited a world-class interdisciplinary faculty to conduct this intensive 2-day course. Day 1 focuses on metabolic surgery and the treatment of challenging complications in bariatric surgery. Day 2 covers issues in revisional surgery and concludes with an update in bariatric surgical innovation from cutting-edge leaders in the field. Both days include live teleconferenced surgery from the United States and Brazil. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged to promote a lively and interactive environment.

This year's BEST promises to the best ever! Please join us in New York on November 3-4, 2011 for an unforgettably stimulating event.


Metabolic Surgery Didactic Session and Case Presentations:
• Identify the appropriate patient candidate, describe complications and how to avoid them
• Examine the different types of bariatric surgery, interpret the resulting diabetes remission, and the reason for the recidivism
• Define novel and investigational procedures

Complications Didactic Session and Case Presentations:
• Describe how to prevent, diagnose and manage early & late complications
• Define the role of nutrition post-bariatric surgery
• Appraise the role of endoscopy & stenting in managing complications

Surgical Innovations & Robotics:
• Define endoscopic & endoluminal primary bariatric surgery
• Assess the state of the art of current robotic surgery
• Describe experimental gastric stimulation, vagal blocking, and robotic bariatric surgery
• Critique the cost, extra training and unknown outcomes of single incision surgery