This section contains guidelines pertinent to specific WLS topics or populations (e.g.,pediatric patients).
This section contains guidelines pertaining to bariatric nutrition, published by various professional organizations.
This section contains general guidelines pertaining to WLS published by various professional organizations.
This section contains the ASMBS gastric band adjustment credentialing guidelines for physician extenders.
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).
Prepared by Dan Eisenberg, M.D., M.S., Dan E. Azagury, M.D., Saber Ghiassi, M.D., Brandon T. Grover, D.O., Julie J. Kim, M.D.
The following position statement is issued by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for the purpose of enhancing quality of care in metabolic and bariatric surgery. In this statement, suggestions for management are presented that are derived from available knowledge, peer-reviewed scientific literature, and expert opinion. This was accomplished by performing…
Presenters: Scott Shikora, MD, FASMBS and Peter Billing, MD
Moderators: Richard Peterson, MD, FASMBS, Valerie Halpin, MD, FASMBS and Daniel Herron, MD, FASMBS
Dr. Scott Shikora, Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital presented from Boston, MA, on the benefits of the staple line reinforcement during sleeve gastrectomy. Opposing him was Dr. Peter Billing from Eviva in Edmonds, WA on the disadvantages of staple line reinforcement. Each…