Dr. Eisenberg is lead author on new Bariatric Surgery Guidelines

October 24, 2022

Dr. Dan Eisenberg is the lead author on new guidelines for metabolic and bariatric surgery from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). 

The new evidence-based criteria were developed to replace the 1991 NIH Consensus Statement on Bariatric Surgery, which guided patient selection, weight-loss procedures, and obesity. 

According to the press release, they "expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and endorse metabolic surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes beginning at a body mass index (BMI) of 30."