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Research and Presentations


  • Prospective Analysis of Utilization and Cost Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery

    Ethicon Endo-Surgery
  • Clinical Monitoring and Impact on Sleep and Stress

  • Randomized Clinical Trial on Best Medical Therapy vs Roux en Y Gastric Bypass in Type II Diabetics between BMI 25-35

    dd Endo-Surgery (ongoing)

    $2,000,000.00 grant COSMID (Comparison of Surgery vs. Medicine for Indian Diabetes)

  • Preclinical evaluation of mechanical strength and histology of explanted human gastric tissue sealed with an electrosurgical Seal & Cut device

    Principal Investigator: Keith Kim, MD
  • A Study of Clinical Outcomes if the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-C at 2 years in a US Patient Population of Morbidly Obese Patients

    FH # 2333-4860F
  • Single Port Cholecystectomy Using a Robotic Platform.

    (Industry supported, ongoing)
  • Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Quality of Life

    (in progress with FH translational labs) 2013.
  • Effects of physical activity on muscle and adipose tissue metabolism of severely obese patients before and after weight reduction

    (in progress with FH translational labs)
  • Fertility Changes Following Bariatric Surgeries.

    (in progress with FH translational labs)


  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

    New Orleans, LA. November 2016

  • Obesity Days 2016

    Frankfurter, Germany. October 2016

  • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association

    Seoul, Korea October 2016

  • MIS / SRS – Program Chair

    August 2016

  • 43rd Annual Course – Digestive Surgery

    Sao Paulo, Brazil. June 2016

  • Geneva Robotic Week

    Geneva, Switzerland. June 2016

  • FHSH Community Medical Centers- Lunch and Learn

    May 2016

  • 2016 Baptist Health Robotics Symposium

    Miami, FL. April 2016

  • AdventHealth Research Forum

    Orlando, FL. April 2016

  • UT Health – 2016 Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit

    Houston, TX. March 2016

  • 2016 SAGES Spring Conference

    Boston, MA. March 2016

  • BEST Congress (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends)

    Madrid, Spain. December 2015

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

    Los Angeles, CA. November 2015

  • The Obesity Society (TOS)

    Los Angeles, CA. November 2015

  • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association

    Chicago, IL. October 2015

  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

    New York. September 2016

  • 2015 Latin American Forum – Masters – Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. July 2015

  • International Consensus Conference on Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

    Fresno, CA. June 2015

  • 1st Annual Bariatric Conference – GBMC – Jordan Hospital

    Amman, Jordan. May 2015

  • 2015 SAGES Annual Meeting

    Nashville, TN. April 2015

  • AdventHealth Research Forum

    April 2015

  • 2015 OSAS (Sleep Apnea) International Surgery Course

    March 2015

  • 2015 SRS Annual Meeting – Orlando, FL

    February 2015