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The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

| September 1, 2015

by Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS, FACN, CRCSc, FICS Dr. Deitel pioneered intravenous hyper-alimentation (total parenteral nutrition) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto in 1967 and began bariatric surgery in 1970, becoming a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Surgery at University of Toronto, performing 2,850 jejuno-ileal bypasses, gastroplasties, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses. Starting in the […]

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Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Aetna, United Healthcare Each Change Policy to Cover Newer Method of Bariatric Surgery GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and United Healthcare.  The national health insurance giants will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, […]

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