A medical degree is NOT a License, A medical school graduate must receive a MEDICAL LICENSE to practice medicine before he or she can be called a physician legally. A General Surgeon also requires a specialty SURGERY LICENSE.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, often listed as "FACS". Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, often listed as "FASMBS is a post-nominal title used to indicate that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards
Centers of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery are required to offer a long term follow-up program. There is supporting scientific evidence that follow-up is essential to the bariatric surgery patient's well being and long term outcome
Surgeon's ethics will influence many of the factors that can affect the final safe and successful outcome of a weight loss surgery patient, from the quality of equipment and personnel used to the standards of care adopted in his or her practice