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Groin Hernia Repairs Without Mesh

Groin Hernia Repairs Without Mesh

Using surgical mesh to reinforce the abdominal wall when repairing groin hernias has been considered the gold standard treatment since the 1990s, first as an open operation and more recently as...

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Zinc deficiency and bariatric surgery

Zinc deficiency and bariatric surgery

Zinc is a trace mineral that is used by enzymes in multiple normal body processes including the immune system, wound healing, skin and hair growth.  Oysters are a very rich source of dietary zinc,...

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Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, although almost all of it is stored in the bones and teeth.  Calcium is also used by the body for nerve conduction, blood clotting and other...

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New Queenstown Consulting – Shotover

New Queenstown Consulting – Shotover

Dr Smith is pleased to announce a second location for consulting in Queenstown.  For easier access to those travelling from Wānaka, Cromwell and the wider Central Otago and Northern Southland...

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Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Recently Medsafe has become aware that some of the bariatric multivitamins available in New Zealand do not comply with the historical regulations from 1981 and 1985.  This means that some of the...

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