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Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Training and the Credentialing Process

  • Kais A. Rona
  • Angela S. Volk
  • James R. Pellechi
  • Daniel H. Shin
  • Christopher G. DuCoinEmail author


With the increase in the number of bariatric procedures being performed in the United States, it becomes important to ensure that bariatric surgeons are adequately trained. The fellowship council is the accrediting body that establishes the curriculum and standards for programs and additionally oversees the quality of training programs. Credentialing the bariatric surgeon is ultimately dependent on the credentialing institution although there have been published guidelines set forth by the major national surgical societies. Once bariatric privileges have been granted, renewal of privileges depends on continuous data collection and monitoring to assure quality maintenance.


Bariatric surgery Credentialing Training Roux-en-Y bypass Sleeve gastrectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kais A. Rona
    • 1
  • Angela S. Volk
    • 1
  • James R. Pellechi
    • 2
  • Daniel H. Shin
    • 3
  • Christopher G. DuCoin
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTulane Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Tulane Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Tulane School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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