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28 July 2010

Complications From Weight-Loss Surgery 'Relatively Low'

Michigan study finds high-volume hospitals, surgeons reporting fewest problems

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Rates of bariatric surgery have risen over the past decade and it is now the second most common abdominal operation in the country. Despite declining death rates for the procedures, some groups remain concerned about the risks of the surgery and uneven levels of quality among hospitals, researchers at the University of Michigan pointed out in a news release from the journal's publisher.

 
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