Bariatric surgery guidelines in need of revision, experts argue

Senger, Emily
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, pE234
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the need to revise the guidelines for bariatric surgery in the U.S. Doctor John Kral from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center says that the required minimum body mass index (BMI) of 40, or a BMI of 35 with one or more severe comorbidities in Canada and the U.S. must be revisited. It adds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the proposal of Allergen to lower the required minimum BMI for surgical insertion of a Lap-Band device.


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