Can A Gastric Bypass Procedure Have A Positive Impact On Diabetes?
- Volume 19 - Issue 7 - July 2006
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Given the promise of these studies and the potential benefit to patients who are obese and diabetic, podiatrists may want to consider referring patients for this procedure. As noted above, one should facilitate appropriate multidisciplinary consults and ensure that these patients have a strong understanding of the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.
Dr. Friedman is a third-year resident at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Pacaccio is a third-year resident at Inova Health System in Fairfax, Va.
Dr. Steinberg (pictured) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
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