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The safety and transformative power of bariatric surgery

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4979
  1. David Kerrigan, bariatric surgeon1
  1. 1Phoenix Health and University of Chester, PO Box 54, Ruthin LL15 9AQ, UK

Bariatric surgeons realise that the zeal for performing what we see as life transforming surgery is not shared outside the specialty. Non-surgeons often perceive such operations as “drastic” or “barbaric.” The BMJ’s choice of a blood and …

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