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Criteria for IEF training center
1. At least 200 cases of bariatric surgeries per year; have performed more than 500 cases before application to become IEF training center.

2. A training center is expected to provide endoscopic management and training in the meanwhile.

3. A training center must provide both mal-absorptive and restrictive bariatric procedure.

4. A training center must have a multidisciplinary team which includes case manager, dietitian, psychologist, fitness coach and support group. These team members should have ability for education.


5. A training center must have standard training program and guidelines for his trainees.

6. A training center must have had at least one scientific publication & data base for future research.