Weight Management: How to Introduce Medical Management Weight Loss Into Your Practice

Marina Kurian, MD, examines multiple opportunities to incorporate medical managed weight loss in your practice. She discusses the balance between generating revenue for new medicine and keeping the integrity of your practice. 

Also, Dr. Kurian explores vitamins, protein shakes, supplements and medications that she prescribes to weight loss patients. 

Disclaimer: These materials are presented by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, regarding the surgical treatment for obesity or metabolic disease. The documents presented are based on current clinical experience and medical evidence available at this time. The materials are not definitive, and are not the recommendations of the Society. The documents and their contents are not intended as, and cannot not be construed as, stating or establishing a local, regional, or national standard of care.

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SOARD Mobile App

Keep up with the most important advances in the science of general surgery. The Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases app is available for iOS and Android, bringing you the convenience of reading your favorite articles online or offline.

» From your device, search for SOARD Journal at the App Store and install the app. In the app when prompted, enter your Journal UserID and password. If you don’t already have a UserID, create one…

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April 2018 ASMBS Advocacy Report

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, ASMBS Washington Representative

On March 19, 2018, fifteen members groups of the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) submitted a joint comment letter to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the Task Force’s February 20th draft recommendation statement on “Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults.”

Citing the critical need for a multidisciplinary treatment approach to obesity following diagnosis, OCAN urged the USPSTF to…

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Video Library

This resource is a virtual media center for all ASMBS video resources to be housed. Explore videos from our past annual meetings or recent presentations from esteemed colleagues.

The ASMBS Video Committee generated a library of archived videos for members. Now, all recorded ASMBS-related videos will be streamlined to the ASMBS Video Library.

Go to ASMBS Video Library

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December 2017 ASMBS Advocacy Report

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, ASMBS Washington Representative

Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) leaders decided during their December face-to-face meeting that Tuesday, February 27, 2018 will be the date for OCAN’s second annual Advocacy Day. More than 120 OCAN members participated in the February 2017 Advocacy Day — visiting 150 congressional offices to encourage support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). To date, 143 members of Congress are supporting TROA.

Next year’s OCAN Advocacy…

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