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1991 NIH Criteria for Bariatric Surgery in a Morbidly Obese Patient

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

In 1991 a consensus conference was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss the role of gastrointestinal surgery in the management of the severely obese patient. The criteria are based on balancing the potential benefits of surgery and its considerable risks.

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