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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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New Guidelines for Weight-Loss Surgery

New Guidelines for Weight-Loss Surgery

After a wait of over 30 years, we are pleased to welcome the release of the ASBMS/IFSO guidelines of 2022 to replace the previous NIH guidelines of 1991.  These guidelines review all the evidence...

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Surgery after Covid-19 infection

Surgery after Covid-19 infection

With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 now spreading in Aotearoa/NZ people are wondering what happens if they catch Covid-19 prior to planned elective surgery.  The guidelines from the Australian and...

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