The aim of the clinical immersion is to provide team training on Fast Track Bariatric & Metabolic Procedures. The course is taught by expert faculty who pioneered the fast track procedures within bariatric surgery and are continuously measuring, evaluating and improving their processes. The introduction of the fast track program improves short-term recovery, patient flow and may reduce direct hospital-related resources.

Participants of this program will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss different bariatric procedures during live cases with expert faculty
  • Learn how to implement fast track and improve OR organization
  • Discuss patient cases with expert faculty and learn how to better manage complications
  • Obtain a clear overview of instrumentation used 


This comprehensive one-day program is designed for multi-disciplinary teams that would like to implement fast track within their bariatric department and grow their number of procedures per day. 

The team should have a good understanding on how to perform laparoscopic bariatric (RYGB & Sleeve Gastrectomy) procedures. 

The maximum capacity is 2 teams of 4 or one team of up to 8 participants. The optimal team set up contains a minimum of 2 bariatric surgeons, 1 anesthesiologist, 1 scrub nurse, 1 nutritionist and 1 OR manager.  


By attending this course, participants will:

  • Learn to implement fast track as a team
  • Understand the appropriate indications for metabolic surgery
  • Discuss patient screening and total patient pathway optimization
  • Gain insights in individual techniques and technical tricks for metabolic surgery
  • Obtain a better view on the safe and effective use of laparoscopic staplers, ultrasonic, and advanced bi-polar energy devices


Aleris Hospital Oslo.

Oslo, Norway.


Arrival on Day 1 in the afternoon.

Evening:  Lectures, scientific discussion and dinner with Faculty.

Day 2:

Live cases, lectures and discussion.

Flight departing earliest at 5:30 PM from Oslo airport.


Day 1:

Evening: Lectures, followed by dinner with faculty & discussion on scientific topics.

Day 2:

  • Introduction to Aleris & pre-operative briefing
  • Live surgery – RY Gastric Bypass / Sleeve
  • Post/pre-operation briefing
  • How to implement fast track
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Tips & tricks how to increase volume according to fast track
  • Live surgery – RY Gastric Bypass / Sleeve
  • Pre- and post-surgical nutrition program
  • Post operation briefing & discussion