Fresh Press: ACS Surgery News digital August issue is available on the website



This month’s issue features coverage of a presentation by John Morton, MD, FACS, at the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Project annual meeting on the remarkable progress made over the past decade on bariatric surgery safety and patient satisfaction. The work in this area of quality improvement continues with the DROP project currently underway. See p

In this month’s From the Washington Office column, Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS, keeps the Fellows informed on the advocacy efforts to make sure the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule does not impose unreasonable data collection burdens on surgeons. See p. 7

Meet our new co-Editors of ACS Surgery News, Karen E. Deveney, MD, FACS and Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS! These two surgeons are teaming up to oversee the content and direction of ACS Surgery News, replacing our esteemed former Editor-in-Chief, Layton F. Rikkers, MD, FACS. Dr. Rikkers is a tough act to follow, but our two new Editors are up to the challenge and I hope you will join me in welcoming them both. See p. 8

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