Noelle L. Bertelson

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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has become an accepted procedure for weight loss surgery, particularly due to fewer early complications and decreased mortality in comparison to other bariatric procedures. Many centers use postoperative upper gastrointestinal fluoroscopy (UGI) to ensure stomal patency and gastric integrity at the banding site.(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy has an established role in reducing the burden of colorectal cancer through early detection and removal of polyps. For endoscopically unresectable polyps, colectomy is generally indicated to prevent malignant transformation or to remove cancer already present. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the incidence of malignancy and(More)
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