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Gastric Bypass Surgery or Laparoscopic Band Surgery: When to Refer Your Patient

Howard Simon, MD, Director, Newly Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, State University Hospital Syracuse, discusses when psychicians should refer patients for gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic band surgery.

References and Resources
Leslie D, Kellogg TA, Ikramuddin S. Bariatric surgery primer for the internist: keys to the surgical consultation. Med Clin North Am. 2007 May;91(3):353-81.

Dargent J. The patient barrier to growth of bariatric surgery: another French paradox? Obes Surg. 2007 Mar;17(3):287-91.

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