• Weight management program requirement for bariatric surgery 'should be abandoned'

    18 days ago - By Healio

    Insurance-mandated weight management programs prior to bariatric surgery are ineffective “and should be abandoned,” according to researchers.
    Deborah Hutcheon, DCN, RD, CSOWM, LD, a clinical nutrition specialist at Prisma Health in Greenville, S.C., and colleagues reported that the controversial requirement does not provide any clinical benefit at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery's annual meeting.
    Before being approved for bariatric surgery, many insurance companies require patients to undergo a weight management program because they believe
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