The last two decades have witnessed the rapid ascent and decline of various surgical bariatric procedures. A rapid rise in open gastric bypass characterized the late 1990's and early 2000's. Laparoscopic bypass quickly replaced open approaches, as evidenced by the drastic increase of gastic bypasses performed laproscopically from 18% in 2002 to 72% in 2004.
By late 2008, seven years after receiving FDA approval, laparoscopic adjustable lap banding (LAGB) accounted for 24% of all bariatric procedures in the U.S.
And now we're witnessing the latest shift in bariatric surgery—the rise of laparoscopic sleeve gastrostomy (LSG).
Sleeve gastrectomy gains traction as leading bariatric procedure
Matthew Morrill and Christopher Pericak
Our research team reports live from the 2012 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America held in Chicago, Ill. We offer a preview of the major themes expected to emerge from the studies presented at this year's meeting.
The theme at the 2012 RSNA meeting is "Patients First," which seems straightforward at first glance. However, this year's presentations will reveal many surprises about how clinicians are achieving this principle.
Of the 13,162 abstracts submitted for consideration, RSNA coordinators accepted 5,246 for presentations. These studies coalesce into several sub-themes, all of which focus on helping providers appropriately and affordably use imaging to improve patient care.
RSNA 2012: A preview of major themes
Hospital leaders, say goodbye to BSCOE and hello to MBSAQIP.
MBSAQIP (Metabolics and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program) is replacing the COE (Center of Excellence) as well as the BSCN (Bariatric Surgery Center Network) programs, which were operated by ASMBS and ACS, respectively. MBSAQIP is the result of a year-long quality improvement effort and the unification of ASMBS and ACS’s previously separate bariatric accrediting governance bodies. The exact structure of and rules under MSAQIP are still being finalized but are expected to be released by the end of the year, with site visits under the new program slated to begin as early as January 2013.
ASMBS 2012 - COE requirements shifting to focus on quality beginning in 2013