A clinical pathway is a tool used to define, standardize, and sequence the interventions required by each member of the multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team to reduce risk, optimize outcomes, and ensure quality care. In this section, you will find examples of bariatric surgery pathway formats for gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass surgeries, spanning the time frame from initial contact, through pre-op, staging, intra- op and post-op, to follow up care. These pathways include assessment, diagnostics, consults, medications,…
This section contains guidelines pertinent to specific WLS topics or populations (e.g.,pediatric patients).
ASMBS Pediatric Committee Best Practices
Emergency Care Guidelines
MBSAQIP Standards Manual Effective October 2016
This section contains guidelines pertaining to bariatric nutrition, published by various professional organizations.
ASMBS Nutritional Guidelines 2016
This section contains general guidelines pertaining to WLS published by various professional organizations.
ASMBS 2004 Consensus Conference Statement
2013 AACE/TOS/ASMBS Clinical Guidelines
This section contains the ASMBS gastric band adjustment credentialing guidelines for physician extenders.
2012 ASMBS Band Adjustment Guidelines
This section contains published guidelines relevant to anesthesia for the WLS patient, including a general set of guidelines and guidelines for specific sub-populations of patients (e.g., patients with sleep apnea or difficult airway).
Practice advisory for preanesthesia evaluation (Anesthesiology 3 2012, Vol.116, 522-538. )
Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway (Anesthesiology 02 2013, Vol.118, 251-270. )
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