Want the Best Bariatric Surgery Care?

The keys to successful, safe surgery in any field of medicine are an informed patient with realistic expectations, and a skilled, experienced surgeon. Take the time to research your potential surgeon and the obesity care center that you are considering. Ask questions! The following are areas to consider asking about:
-Board Certification
-Certifications--on the equipment the surgeon uses
-Training and education
-Fellowship Training
-Professional memberships and important offices held
-Training and teaching activities
-Research and writing activities
-Awards and recognitions
-Malpractice Suits
-Experience with the Procedure
-Success and Complication Rates
-Awareness of New Developments
-Personal Compatibility
-Competent, Compassionate Staff
-Care Provider and Style of Care
All of the bariatric surgeons listed in the Obesity Care Directory are members of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This means they are general surgeons who specializes in bariatric surgery and are diplomats of the American Board of Surgery or Fellows of the American College of Surgeons or Royal College of Surgeons. The purpose of the Society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by encouraging its members to:

- Pursue investigations in both the clinic and laboratory
  Interchange ideas, information and experience pertaining to
  bariatric surgery
-Promote guidelines for ethical patient selection and care
-Develop educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons
  and lay people
-Promote outcome studies and quality assurance
New surgeons are added regularly, please check back. Click your state to find a surgeon.
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