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Published August 2013

This Tool Kit was updated June 2018.

These documents have been compiled to assist ASMBS members in their advocacy efforts.

Advocacy Resources

Key Membership Directories

Fact Sheets


Position Statements


Presentations – Historical References


Impact of Obesity on Health and Mortality

Safety and Risks Associated with Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project January 2007

Bariatric Surgery and Adolescents

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Obesity-Related Conditions

The American Journal of Cardiology 2008

Impact of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery on Type 2 Diabetes

Long-Term Effectiveness of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Economics of Obesity and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Bundled Payments Tool Kit


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