Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 11th, 2005
"The use of gastrointestinal (GI) weight loss surgery to treat severe and medically complicated obesity has increased rapidly in recent years. Although highly effective, these surgical procedures often are associated with complications that can adversely affect the health and quality of life of its recipients.
"Beyond the acute peri-operative period, GI and nutritional complications are most common. As a result, gastroenterologists can make an important contribution to the preoperative evaluation and...
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