ASMBS Guidelines

Below you will find an easy to understand version of the current ASMBS Supplement Guidelines by the major surgery type.


The adjustable gastric band (AGB) is not as common now compared to when it was first approved by the FDA for its use in the United States. However, there are still many patients getting the adjust able gastric band.

ASMBS Adjustable Gastric Band Guidelines


Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is currently the most commonly performed bariatric procedure.

ASMBS Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Guidelines


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY) is often called gastric bypass or even bypass in the bariatric community. It is considered the "gold standard" of bariatric surgery procedures.

ASMBS Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Guidelines


The Biliopancreatic Diversion with or without Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is often called the switch.

ASMBS BPD / DS Guidelines