Emergency Care of Patients with Complications Related to Bariatric Surgery

Published March 2010

Reviewed March 2013 – No Update Needed

The following position statement has been issued by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in response to numerous inquiries made to the Society by patients, physicians, society members, hospitals, health insurance payors, the media, and others regarding the role of bariatric surgeons in the care of patients with complications related to bariatric surgery. The intent of issuing such a statement is to provide a guideline…

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Emerging Endosurgical Interventions for Treatment of Obesity

Published May 2009

Reviewed November 2013 – No Update Needed

The following position statement is issued by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in response to numerous inquiries made to the Society by patients, physicians, society members, hospitals, health insurance payers, the  media, and others, regarding emerging endosurgical interventions for treatment of obesity. In this statement, the ASMBS establishes its position on the appropriate steps to be taken before acceptance of new technologies for the treatment…

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Consensus Statement: Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: Health implications for patients, health professionals, and third-party payers

Published March 2005

Written By: Henry Buchwald, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. For the Consensus Conference Panel

This Consensus Statement on the state of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity has been prepared by a panel of broadly based and experienced experts based on presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to current questions in this field during a 1½-day public session; questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that were part of the public sessions; and closed…

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