The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy – ABE

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The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) is a Division of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  ABE was established to provide state-of-the-art information, education and practice support to gastrointestinal endoscopists with a special interest in endoscopic bariatric therapies.

News & Resources

Save the Date!  The 2nd Annual ABE Annual Meeting and reception will be held on the afternoon of May 5, 2017, just prior to Digestive Disease Week® in Chicago. More information about this event will be available soon.

ABE Webinar Presentation, 4/18/2016: ABE Webinar – Treating Obesity with Intragastric Balloon Therapies

ABE Webinar Presentation, 3/21/2016: ABE Webinar – The Business Side of Intragastric Balloon Therapy

ASGE/ABE press releases:

Association for Bariatric Endoscopy Promotes Education and Best Practices (May 20, 2016)

New endoscopic, non-surgical bariatric options show promise for treating obesity (August 2015)

Papers and Guidelines:

A Pathway to Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

ASGE position statement on endoscopic bariatric therapies in clinical practice [.pdf]

ASGE Bariatric Endoscopy Task Force systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the ASGE PIVI thresholds for adopting endoscopic bariatric therapies (August 2015)


Members of ABE will receive advance notification of ASGE courses on bariatric endoscopic therapies at Digestive Disease Week, EndoFest, the ASGE IT&T Center, and other popular venues. Check back for web updates.


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