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January 2023 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 1/5/2023

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message New Patient Seminar Presentation and Video CPT Coding Changes ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message Renew Your Membership IH Membership Categories 2. Education & Events Upcoming Webinars January 6 | THE FELLOW PROJECT: Robotic Bariatric Surgery January 19 | ASMBS Advanced Practice…

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December 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 12/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message NEW! FDA Approved Bariatric Devices AM23 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended! Renew Your Membership and Update Your Member Profile ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message CBN Fall 2022 Newsletter 2. Education & Events 3. Committee Updates Find the CBN Committee on Facebook! Stay…

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November 2022 OCC Advocacy Report – Special Mid-Term Election Edition

Posted 12/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

MID-TERM ELECTIONS: Democrats Maintain Senate Control while GOP Flips Control of the House

At the time of this report, Republicans have won enough seats to command a slim majority and take control of the House of Representatives next year when the 118th Congress convenes in January. On the Senate side, Democrats maintained control of the chamber — securing 50 seats with the possibility of reaching 51 should current…

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November 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 11/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ASMBS / IFSO Guidelines on Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2022 Webinar ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message 2022 ASMBS and IFSO: Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery IH Panel Discussion Topics 2. Education & Events ASMBS Weekend Meeting Schedule To…

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After 30 Years — New Guidelines For Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted 10/21/2022

For Immediate Release October 21, 2022

CONTACT: Roger Kissin rkissin@compartnersny.com

Medical Groups Replace Outdated Consensus Statement that Overly Restricts Access to Modern-Day Weight-Loss Surgery

NEWBERRY, FL – Oct. 21, 2022 – Two of the world’s leading authorities on bariatric and metabolic surgery have issued new evidence-based clinical guidelines that among a slew of recommendations expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and endorse metabolic surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes beginning at a…

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October 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 10/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ESG AND ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC SUTURING SKILLS LAB 2nd Annual Leadership Academy ASMBS / IFSO Guidelines on Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2022 Webinar ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message ASMBS Weekend 2022 ASMBS Consensus Statement on Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Management IH…

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October 2022 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 10/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

Finance Committee Chair Wyden Asks CBO to Score the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

During September, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a fiscal score for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Rumors on the Hill suggest that CBO will provide a high level cost number for TROA sometime in October or November. Meanwhile, support for the legislation…

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September 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 9/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Paul Davidson, PhD deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ASMBS Weekend 2022 – Registration is Open! ASMBS START Program – Apply Today! National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message Visit the NEW! CBN Facebook Page 2. Education & Events September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! ASMBS/IFSO Indications…

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Posted 9/1/2022

Obesity in children continues to be a major health problem, but there has been progress.  In the last decade surgery for severe obesity in children has become accepted as a standard of care.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its guidelines from surgery being “considered” in 2012 to “accepted treatment” in 2019. ASMBS has endorsed these evidence-based best practices. 1

Who will provide metabolic and bariatric surgical care for children?  Lewit…

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August 2022 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 8/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) becomes 21st Senate TROA Cosponsor!

During July, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) became the 21st Senate cosponsor of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) bringing the total House and Senate cosponsors to 168! OCAN members will continue to meet with members of Congress during the August recess in hopes of getting TROA added to any end-of-year must-pass legislative packages. Also stay tuned for more…

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