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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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However, in some cases, when all other weight loss options have been exhausted, weight-loss surgery remains the only option to help improve the health of those who are most severely affected by obesity.
While Medicare spending on bariatric surgeries in Texas has marched up steadily, Medicaid has seen a dramatic spike - the result of the state making supplemental payments to managed care plans, which get paid set premiums and faced unanticipated costs due to the state's decision to more widely cover weight-loss surgery.
It claims that if five percent of eligible UK patients were given weight-loss surgery on the taxpayer-funded NHS, the gain to the economy within three years would be Au382 million.
They said that weight-loss surgery might also cut cancer risk for men, but that the effect might take many years to become apparent.
The study, which has been published in Lancet Oncology, has shown that weight-loss surgery is linked to a 42 percent reduction in cancer levels in women.
To be accepted for weight-loss surgery at Murrayfield, people must meet certain criteria.
Tufts' new policy, scheduled to go into effect this month, limits who can get weight-loss surgery and dictates the kind of operation those who remain eligible can have.
Rates of immediate deaths and complications from weight-loss surgery stayed even during the years investigated, but average recovery time in the hospital decreased from 4.
The Expert's Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery is an indispensable guide to weight loss surgery and truly delivers cutting-edge medical expertise, a wealth of practical advice, and compassionate guidance to anyone considering weight loss surgery.
Generally speaking, women who have had weight-loss surgery should wait at least 12 months before trying for a baby.
Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin also hit the headlines earlier this year after losing six stone post-op, although she denies having weight-loss surgery.