by Ken Altucker
Arizona bariatric surgeons say it's not uncommon for them to treat patients following botched surgeries in Mexico. Patients might think they are getting operations at bargain rates, only to experience harmful complications. "Unfortunately, we do see this, not only Lap-Band patients but sleeve gastrectomy as well," said Dr. James Madura, a board-certified bariatric surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Madura said prospective patients should investigate the quality of a clinic or hospital before undergoing surgery. For patients considering weight-loss surgery, he recommends choosing a bariatric center accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
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