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Published October 2017

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.

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Approved Procedures and Devices

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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Depression Before Surgery Does Not Interfere with Weight Loss After Surgery, New Study Shows

Published June 2012

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…

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