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Surgeries to remove weight-loss devices on the rise

August 18, 2017, 10:16 am by Reuters Health News

Reuters Health - Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them, a U.S. study suggests.


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