MBSAQIP-Accredited centers must receive approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) in order to perform primary procedures that are not endorsed by the ASMBS. The IRB approval must be for performing the procedures, and not solely for data collection of outcomes from these procedures. In the event that an IRB determines a study protocol unnecessary for a primary procedure that is not endorsed by the ASMBS, a letter of exemption from the IRB is required…
The ASMBS total bariatric procedure numbers are based on the best estimation from available data (BOLD,ACS/MBSAQIP, National Inpatient Sample Data and outpatient estimations).
BEAM-ED (Bariatric Examination, Assessment, and Management in the Emergency Department) is a web based clinical tool developed as a collaborative project by the ASMBS and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in effort to fulfill an ACEP objective to compile clinical resources for the care of bariatric patients in the emergency department.
The 13th Annual ASMBS Research Grant Award Program is now accepting applications.
Read five points physicians and patients should keep in mind, a resource assembled by the ABIM Foundation as part of its Choosing Wisely initiative.
You can view the latest information on emerging technologies. Information is provided by the ASMBS Emerging Technologies and Procedures Committee.
ORLANDO, FL – June 15, 2011 – Depression and anxiety do not seem to interfere with the amount of weight loss or the improvement of obesity-related conditions after bariatric surgery, according to a new study* of more than 25,000 patients presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Whether depressed or not, patients with morbid obesity lost about 60 percent of their excess weight within…