‘Returning to surgery’ – the views of bariatric and metabolic experts

As bariatric and metabolic surgery restarts across the world, Bariatric News spoke to Ahmed Bashir about how the bariatric community can safely resume surgery... 

1. When you consider all the recommendations and best practices around the globe, what do you think is the first priority for your respective country to focus in terms of managing obese patients during & after COVID-19?

‘Returning to surgery’ – the views of bariatric and metabolic experts

As bariatric and metabolic surgery restarts across the world, Bariatric News spoke to Michel Gagner about how the bariatric community can safely resume surgery... 

1. There has been much debate surrounding the use of radiofrequency energy/ electrothermal bipolar devices versus ultrasonic coagulating devices, with regards to the possible risk of infection through aerosolization. What are your thoughts on device use and aerosolization?

‘Returning to surgery’ – the views of bariatric and metabolic experts

As bariatric and metabolic surgery restarts across the world, Bariatric News spoke to current IFSO-EC President, Gerhard Prager about how the bariatric community can safely resume surgery... 

1. Two of many key recommendations from a recent IFSO publication that you co-authored, 'How are We Going to Restart Elective Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery after the Peak of Covid-19Pandemic?’ concerned pre- and post-operative care consultations.

‘Returning to surgery’ – the views of bariatric and metabolic experts

As bariatric and metabolic surgery restarts across the world, Bariatric News spoke to past IFSO President, Kelvin Higa about how the bariatric community can safely resume surgery... 

1. What have been the most important changes you have developed at your centre to the ‘bariatric patient pathway’ to ensure the safety of both the patient and bariatric and metabolic specialists?