Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 4th, 2005
"Over the next several years, the number of patients who will have had bariatric surgery for morbid obesity will reach close to a million. Several well-described nutritional problems such as B12 and iron deficiency will be noted in these patients. Many of these patients will be lost to the original surgeon and will now be in the care of the 'other physicians.' These and other mineral and vitamin problems will need to be screened and treated. If these problems are left undiagnosed, severe and irreparable problems can result," an...
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