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Moving – Dunedin

Moving – Dunedin

We are pleased to announce that we are moving our consulting space in Dunedin just along the corridor to Suite 7 at the Marinoto Clinic, Mercy Hospital.  This move will give us some more flexibility...

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

With Covid-19 infections gradually spreading south and the Covid protection framework coming in to place people may be wondering what the requirements for vaccination are around elective surgery....

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone made by your skin by exposure to sunlight. At higher latitudes, such as here in the southern part of New Zealand, the sunlight is not very strong for much of the year so...

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Vitamin B12 after bariatric surgery

Vitamin B12 after bariatric surgery

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body, but particularly in the development and normal function of the brain and central nervous system, and in...

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Type 2 diabetes and bariatric surgery

Type 2 diabetes and bariatric surgery

A recent PwC report on type 2 diabetes has been getting some media coverage over the past few days.  This report looks at the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Aoteoroa/New Zealand and the...

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Bariatric Surgery and COVID-19

Bariatric Surgery and COVID-19

Reports have emerged from countries severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that obesity may be an important risk factor for a more serious form of the illness. Most people who contract COVID-19...

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One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

Aspiring Bariatrics is pleased to start offering the one anastomosis gastric bypass.  This is a variation of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass where only one join is made with the intestine rather than...

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