Recommendations for the presurgical psychosocial evaluation of bariatric surgery patients

Published June 2016

Prepared by Stephanie Sogg, Ph.D., Jennifer Lauretti, Ph.D., Lisa West-Smith, Ph.D., L.I.S.W.-S.

Abstract: Psychosocial factors have significant potential to affect long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, including emotional adjustment, adherence to the recommended postoperative lifestyle regimen, weight loss outcomes, and co-morbidity improvement and or resolution. Thus, it is recommended that bariatric behavioral health clinicians with specialized knowledge and experience be involved in the evaluation and care of patients both before and after surgery. The evaluating clinician…

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Position Statement on Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch

Published May 2016

Prepared by Julie Kim, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.,* on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee

Preamble

The following statement is issued by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in response to numerous inquiries made to the Society by patients, physicians, society members, hospitals, and others regarding single-anastomosis duodenal switch as a primary treatment for obesity or metabolic disease. This recommendation is based on current clinical knowledge,…

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Lipids and bariatric procedures Part 2 of 2: scientific statement from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

Published May 2016

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NOTE: Part 1 is originally published with the lipid association.

Prepared by Harold Bays, M.D., F.T.O.S., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.E., F.N.L.A., Shanu N. Kothari, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Dan E. Azagury, M.D., Ninh T. Nguyen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Terry A. Jacobson, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.N.L.A., Carl Orringer, M,D., Deborah B. Horn, D.O., M.P.H., Diplomate A.B.O.M., John M. Morton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Eric C. Westman, M.D., M.H.S., Diplomate A.B.O.M., Peter…

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Position Statement on Intragastric Balloon Therapy Endorsed by SAGES

Published December 2015

Prepared by Mohamed R. Ali, M.D., *, Fady Moustarah, M.D., Julie J. Kim, M.D., on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has issued the following position statement in response to numerous inquiries made to the Society by patients, physicians, society members, hospitals, health insurance payors, the media, and others regarding the role of intragastric balloons in the treatment of…

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Standardized Outcomes Reporting in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Published February 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to authors and editors who write, review, and publish manuscripts focusing on bariatric and metabolic surgery. In addition to providing consistency within the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery, standardized outcome reporting will provide a uniform method of communicating our findings throughout the medical literature.

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Joint Task Force Recommendations for Credentialing of Bariatric Surgeons

Published June 2013

The field of bariatric surgery continues to grow, attracting surgeons with expertise in laparoscopic, gastrointestinal, and bariatric surgery. With the implicit goal of ensuring that surgeons have met minimum criteria to safely perform bariatric surgery, 3 national surgery associations—American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)—independently created credentialing guidelines to guide hospitals and institutions in the credentialing process for bariatric…

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Published March 2013

Cosponsored by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

The development of these updated guidelines was commissioned by the AACE, TOS, and ASMBS Board of Directors and adheres to the AACE 2010 protocol for standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Each recommendation was re-evaluated and updated based on the evidence and subjective factors per protocol. Examples of expanded topics in this update include: the roles…

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Gastric Band Adjustment Credentialing Guidelines for Physician Extenders

Published November 2012

Pamela Davis, R.N., C.B.N.a, Lisa West-Smith, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.b, Laura L. Baldwin, R.N.c, Karen M. Flanders, N.P., C.B.N.c, Melissa M. Davis, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C., C.N.S., R.N.F.A.c, Lisa Rae Gergen, M.S.N., F.N.P., C.B.N.c, Paula R. Kilgore, R.N., C.B.N.c, Terry L. McKenzie, R.N., C.B.N.c, Debra A. Proulx, R.N.c

a Chair, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee, Gainesville, Florida b Co-Chair, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues and Guidelines…

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Qualifications of Expert Witnesses in Bariatric Surgery Medicolegal Matters

Published March 2012

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery patient safety committee policy statement on the qualifications of expert witnesses in bariatric surgery medicolegal matters

R. M. Dallal, M.D.*, D. Cottam, N. Bertha, F. Bonanni, E S. Bour, R. E. Brolin, K. Keith, A. Petrick, W. A. Sweet, R. P. Blackstone; on behalf of the ASMBS Patient Safety Committee and Executive Committee

The Patient Safety Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) encourages its members…

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