Bariatric Surgery (More Info)
Description: Because it is one of the fastest growing surgical practices in the United States, bariatric surgery is one of the fastest growing areas of liability claims for surgeons and facilities that provide such surgery. The growth in bariatric surgery and the relative newness of the most common procedures-laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has only been available in the United States since 2001-has made it difficult for experienced providers to keep up with the demand for surgery. As a result, more and more procedures are being performed by providers who do not meet the best practice recommendations for credentialing bariatric surgeons, or in facilities that cannot meet the special needs of bariatric patients. This course addresses common questions and issues surrounding bariatric surgery from both a clinical and a risk reduction perspective.
Submitted by: Advanced Practice Strategies
Added: Tue May 31 2011