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A Pathway to Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

Published November 2011

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is dedicated to improving public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases. They are the largest professional societies for their respective specialties of gastrointestinal endoscopy and bariatric surgery in the world. The ASGE/ASMBS task force was…

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Granting Privileges in Bariatric Surgery

Published January 2006

Bariatric surgeons, like those in other sub-specialty areas of surgery, should be responsible for demonstrating a defined experience and exposure to the discipline‚Äôs unique cognitive, technical, and administrative challenges. The following guidelines define the degree of experience, exposure, and support considered as minimally acceptable credentials for general surgery applicants to be eligible for hospital privileges to perform bariatric surgery. These guidelines are intended to be an update of the original guidelines enacted in 2003 (see…

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