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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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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Pediatric Best Practice Guidelines

Published January 2012

Marc Michalsky, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.*, Kirk Reichard, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Thomas Inge, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Janey Pratt, M.D., F.A.C.S., Carine Lenders, M.D., F.A.A.P.

The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is rapidly increasing and is associated with substantial co-morbid disease states [1,2]. At present, a mounting body of evidence supports the use of modern surgical weight loss procedures for carefully selected, extremely obese adolescents [3]. Scientific evidence demonstrating the high propensity of severely obese…

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A Pathway to Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

Published November 2011

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is dedicated to improving public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases. They are the largest professional societies for their respective specialties of gastrointestinal endoscopy and bariatric surgery in the world. The ASGE/ASMBS task force was…

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Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines

Published September 2008

This document is intended to provide an overview of the elements that are important to the nutritional care of the bariatric patient. It is not intended to serve as training, a statement of standardization, or scientific consensus. It should be viewed as an educational tool to increase awareness among medical professionals of the potential risk of nutritional deficiencies common to bariatric surgery patients.

The goal of this document is to provide suggestions for conducting a…

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