ASMBS Position Statements
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) publishes position statements in response to numerous inquiries made to the society by patients, physicians, society members, hospitals, and others regarding a particular topic relevant to the field. In these statements, available data are summarized, and recommendations for treatment are made based on current knowledge, expert opinion, and published peer-reviewed scientific evidence available at the time. The ASMBS leadership also collaborates with other medical societies to develop and publish practice guidelines that are relevant to the care of the bariatric surgery patient. This chapter summarizes the current position statements of the ASMBS.
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