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Old 05-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Most people that die from these types of surgeries die because they have a leak in their digestive system, which is allowing very potent acid to get out into their bodies and cause damage. The real catch here is that a lot of times hospitals don't have a CAT scan machine big enough for the obese patient and they're the only way to be sure there is a leak. One article I read about this said that weight loss surgeries may one day go the way of the lobotomy.
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