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12/02/18 - Policy
WLS Guide Members
The Savoy Hotel in Limerick, Ireland, has become the first restaurant in Ireland and UK to support WLS Guide Members who request help with smaller portions of food. According to the WLS, 51% of...
19/02/18 - Policy
Approved procedures and devices
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has added the intragastric balloon to its list of approved procedures and devices, following an extensive review and analysis of...
30/01/18 - Policy
Metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 50 international organizations and...
11/01/18 - Policy
Obesity in the workplace
Effective prevention and treatment steps, including coverage for bariatric surgery when indicated, can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according...
07/12/17 - Policy
EASO recommendations
A post-bariatric multidisciplinary follow-up programme should be an integral part of the clinical pathway at centres delivering bariatric surgery and it should be offered to patients requiring it,...
11/09/19 - Policy
MBSAQIP programme
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality programme of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic...
07/01/19 - Policy
Obesity as a chronic disease
The Obesity Society (TOS) has updated its 2008 position statement on obesity and has classified obesity as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease. The new report, ‘Obesity as a Disease: The...
06/12/18 - Policy
2nd Gore Expert Obesity Meeting
The 2nd Gore Expert Obesity Meeting was held at WL Gore and Associates’ Feldkirchen-Westerham location, in Germany, from September 19-20, 2018. The meeting provided surgical specialists from around...

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