The American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world. Founded in 1983, the society works to advance the art and science of bariatric and metabolic surgery.
Dr. Stegemann is an active member in the organization and has held several key leadership posts.
Dr. Stegemann is the only bariatric surgeon in the city of Corpus Christi, TX that has been designated a Center of Excellence surgeon by the ASMBS. While there is no current Center of Excellence facility in Corpus Christi, it is expected that Bay Area Hospital will become an accredited center in early 2013.