ASGE and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Issue White Paper on Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies for Obesity

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery issued a white paper on the role of endoscopic bariatric therapies in treating obesity and obesity-related diseases, according to an ASGE news release.

The white paper is the culmination of a task force created by the two societies to identify opportunities for endoscopic treatments. The paper looks at endoscopic bariatric therapy treatment classification, potential indications and primary and secondary efficacy measures such as weight loss, changes in quality of life and government and industry relations. The white paper is available online in the peer-reviewed journals of both the organizations.

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