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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 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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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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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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