ASMBS IH Town Hall Webinar

Published February 2017

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2017 ASMBS Research Grant Program

Published January 2017

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The ASMBS Research Grant award program has been initiated to encourage research in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Grant funding has been made available to our members in hopes that funding through ASMBS will lead to additional extramural funding. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application that is reviewed and evaluated by the ASMBS Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board. Results…

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Staple Line Reinforcement Debate

Published January 2017

 

Presenters: Scott Shikora, MD, FASMBS and Peter Billing, MD 

Moderators: Richard Peterson, MD, FASMBS, Valerie Halpin, MD, FASMBS and Daniel Herron, MD, FASMBS

Dr. Scott Shikora, Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital presented from Boston, MA, on the benefits of the staple line reinforcement during sleeve gastrectomy. Opposing him was Dr. Peter Billing from Eviva in Edmonds, WA on the disadvantages of staple line reinforcement. Each…

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ASMBS Town Hall Webinar

Published November 2016

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Approved Procedures

Published October 2016

Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013. Bariatric and metabolic surgery is a proven, effective and enduring treatment for obese patients in need. Bariatric and metabolic surgery strives to provide the most innovative therapies for obese patients. As new devices and procedures emerge, the ASMBS leads the way in creating, evaluating and implementing devices and procedures for obesity. At this time, the society supports the following procedures:

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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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ASMBS Bylaws

Published June 2016

Amended and Restated Bylaws of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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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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