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Independent/Community Practices: Surviving COVID-19

Published May 2020

Moderator: Matt Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS, President

Presenters: Shawn Garber, MD FACS, Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS, Paul Kemmeter, MD, and Margaret Inman, MD FASMBS FACS

Executive Council Panelists: Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS, President Elect, Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS, Secretary/Treasurer, and and Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS, Immediate Past President

Panelists from ASMBS leadership discussed the dynamically changing road ahead for private practice physicians. Topics included how to…

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Published April 2020

We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19, with the health and safety of our members, patients, and industry partners our top priority. We will provide regular updates through our ongoing webinar series. Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

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Restarting Surgery: Issues to Consider

Published April 2020

Moderator: Matt Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS, President

Presenters: Peng (Charles) Zhang, MD PhD FACS IFASMBS, Clifford Ko, MD MS MSHS FACS, and Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS

Executive Council Panelists: Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS, President Elect, Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS, Secretary/Treasurer, and Nate Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC, Integrated Health President-Elect

Our expert presenters discussed how and when to resume your bariatric surgery in the COVID-19 era. Topics included:…

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COVID-19 Updates: Embracing Telehealth

Published April 2020

Our expert panel discussed how to successfully incorporate telemedicine into your bariatric practice in the COVID-19 era. Topics included: conducting virtual consults, advantages of using Facebook for support groups, bariatric behavioral telehealth, coding components, and more.

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COVID-19: Updates from ASMBS

Published April 2020

Our expert panel discussed issues related to COVID-19 that impact our members and our patients. Topics included: the impact on community/private practices, working with payers/insurers with regards to required programs, pearls and pitfalls for telehealth, fellows experience, and other matters.

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Pregnancy Guidelines

Published February 2020

ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 105: Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy ACOG Practice Bulletin No 156: Obesity in Pregnancy

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Sensitivity Training

Published October 2019

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