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The ASMBS total bariatric procedure numbers are based on the best estimation from available data (BOLD,ACS/MBSAQIP, National Inpatient Sample Data and outpatient estimations).
After extensive research and analysis, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has updated our policies to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
ASMBS and SAGES have worked together to develop a verification process for members with experience in performing bariatric endoscopy to verify they have acquired the necessary skills to perform these procedures. We believe strongly that surgeons should be performing endoscopy and hope to further strengthen our important role in endoscopic treatment of bariatric patients.