Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 25th, 2006
"Laparoscopic bariatric surgery has experienced a rapid expansion of interest over the past 5 years, with a 470% increase. This rapid expansion has markedly increased overall cost, reducing surgical access. Many surgeons believe that the traditional open approach is a cheaper, safer, equally effective alternative," scientists in the United States report.
K.B. Jones and colleagues working with the Bariatric Surgery Center in Shreveport explained, "16 highly...
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