Hands-On Health Care Discussions from Baylor Scott & White Health
Author: David A. Provost, MD
Dr. Provost is chief of the division of bariatric surgery at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. Practicing bariatric surgery for more than 20 years and a member of the ASMBS since 2001, Dr. Provost is active in surgeon education and training in laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisions and complications. He has served the ASMBS as a member of the Research, Public Education, Insurance, Training, Quality & Standards, Emerging Technology, and Program committees, as well as two terms on the ASMBS Executive Council. Dr. Provost also served as Secretary of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery, the Texas Chapter of the ASMBS. He served as President of the ASMBS Foundation, having served on the Foundation board from 2007 - 2014. Dr. Provost also serves as an associate editor for SOARD.
As former chair of the Bariatric Surgery Review Committee and now as a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and co-chair of the Verifications committee, Dr. Provost worked on the transition from the ASMBS Center of Excellence Program to the new MBSAQIP with the American College of Surgeons, and had an active role in developing the new standards and their implementation.