The following are resources we’ve compiled if you’re interested in learning more about bariatric surgery. Please send us a message and let us know of any additional resources that you’ve found helpful that would be appropriate to include as a part of this list.
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Clinical Pearls for Emergency Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient:
Literature & Research
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