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Integrated bariatric surgery residency

Authors Eltorai A

Received 30 July 2013

Accepted for publication 6 August 2014

Published 13 November 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 543—544

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S52215

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ming-Hui Zou


Adam EM Eltorai

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI, USA

Abstract: Obesity is a major public health concern. Given its lasting efficacy for improving obesity and obesity-related diseases, bariatric surgery is an increasingly common treatment option. As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act progresses, the impending physician shortage will become more severe. Thus there will be an even greater need for doctors specialized in the management and treatment of obese patients. The development of integrated bariatric surgery residency programs could be considered and is discussed herein.

Keywords: obesity, bariatric surgery, integrated residency, surgery education

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