Role for Bariatric Surgery in Obese Pancreas Transplant Patients
84.1 - Role for Bariatric Surgery in Obese Pancreas Transplant Patients
Presenter: Posselt, Andrew, San Francisco, CA, USA
Authors: Andrew Posselt
We will discuss the selection, technique, and outcomes of bariatric surgery in transplant patients, focusing primarily on recipients of pancreas transplants.
Dr. Andrew Posselt is an attending multi-organ transplant surgeon at UCSF and Director of the ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program as well as Co-director of the Pancreatic Islet Transplant Program and the Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Posselt specializes in adult and pediatric kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; and laparoscopic as well as open bariatric surgery. Dr. Posselt's current research interests include: 1) transplantation of pancreatic islets for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus; 2) assessment of long-term renal function in kidney donors after donor nephrectomy; 3) immunologic and tolerogenic properties of embryonic stem cells; and 4) bariatric surgery in patients awaiting transplant. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Posselt was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty.
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