Monthly Archives: February 2015

The FDA is changing is stripes on obesity.

The US FDA has been criticized quite a bit over the last 15 years for what is sometimes seen as a discriminatory approach to treatment for obesity. No new devices have been approved for the treatment of obesity since the lap band was approved in 2000. Drugs were not faring much better since Meridia was…
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Mesh and hernia repair

Recently a number of patients have asked a number of questions about mesh material. It is difficult to make sense of all of the news about mesh, and what a person's concerns should be. In most cases, mesh material has been helpful for hernia repair reinforcement and has been a safe addition to the tool…
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