EM1506H "Bariatric Surgery and Effects on Calcium and Bone Metabolism" (IM GR-062615)

Lifestyle modification and pharmacological treatments have been largely ineffective in morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery has emerges as the most effective treatment in promoting weight loss mobility’s and mortalities. Due to the highly significant impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular complications accompanied with improvement and survival has overshadowed the adverse skeletal health and development of kidney stone in this population. This purpose of this review is to make clinicians aware of these complications, its underlying mechanism, and its prevention. 


Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • To understand the prevalence of bone fracture and kidney stone disease among various bariatric surgeries.
  • To define underlined pathophysiologic mechanisms of Osteoporosis and kidney stone development in this population.
  • To define optimal management of osteoporosis and kidney stone disease in this population. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Mineral Metabolism

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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