By visiting Covidien booth #305, ASMBS
attendees can gain demonstrations of, and first-hand experience with, the new V-Loc reloads, as well as the recently launched LigaSure[TM] 5 mm blunt tip vessel sealing instrument (44 cm), the LigaSure Advance[TM] pistol grip vessel sealing instrument and the Endo GIA[TM] Black reloads with Tri-Staple[TM] technology.
According to the ASMBS
, there has been a substantial increase in the total number of bariatric surgeries performed annually in the United States.
About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery The ASMBS
is the largest organization for bariatric surgeons in the nation.
Morton, MD, MPH, ASMBS
President, who served as moderator for the Summit, which was held in September.
Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASMBS
BSCOE program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
3] While rates of obesity have increased significantly over the X years, the estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers by ASMBS
has remained constant, highlighting that greater education of and access to the procedure is needed.
Duperier were recently recognized by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery for high-quality care in bariatric surgery when the ASMBS
renewed their designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Morton, MD, MPH, president of the ASMBS
and director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Inter-Disciplinary (BMI) Clinic at Stanford Health in California.
issued the following " Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question " :
seeks to build upon its previous motivational video, It Starts Today .
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio is set to host the ASMBS
Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition's (OAC) annual Walk from Obesity on October 4, 2009 at San Antonio's legendary Pearl Brewery.
Gastric sleeve patients tend to lose more weight: At the same ASMBS
meeting, it was shown that while Lap Band patients saw a one year body mass index (BMI) reduction of 20 percent, sleeve patient achieved a 30 percent reduction.