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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