in 1983, foremost
American surgeons have formed
the society's leadership and have
established an excellent organization
with educational and support programs
for surgeons and allied health
The purpose of the society is
to advance the art and science
of bariatric surgery by continued
encouragement of its members to:
Pursue investigations in both
the clinic and the laboratory.
Interchange ideas, information
and experience pertaining to
Promote guidelines for ethical
patient selection and care.
Develop educational programs for
persons, and lay people.
Promote outcome studies and quality