Rayford S Kruger

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Rapid shifts in the demographics and techniques of weight loss surgery (WLS) have led to new issues, new data, new concerns, and new challenges. In 2004, this journal published comprehensive evidence-based guidelines on WLS. In this issue, we've updated those guidelines to assure patient safety in this fast-changing field. WLS involves a uniquely vulnerable(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the most effective intervention for obesity and its comorbidities. However, the long-term efficacy of bariatric procedures is rarely reported. This study addresses operative trends, efficiency, and long-term outcomes from a large bariatric program. STUDY DESIGN Data were prospectively collected on 3,460 patients undergoing 3,503(More)
To update evidence-based best practice guidelines for coding and reimbursement and establish policy and access standards for weight loss surgery (WLS). Systematic search of English-language literature on WLS and health-care policy, access, insurance reimbursement, coding, private payers, public policy, and mandated benefits published between April 2004 and(More)
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