Bariatric surgery, which at times is considered an elective procedure, is very popular in the U.S. During their recent monthly meeting, your hospital board of directors has recommended that you start a bariatric surgery center of excellence.
Using the Scholarly Online library or the Internet, research bariatric surgery. Based on your research and understanding, respond to the following:
What are your thoughts regarding the classification of bariatric surgery as an ‘elective’ surgery? How does this impact the procedure in terms of treatment by the public, providers, and insurance companies?