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Comment on: The role of preoperative toxicology screening in patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Published:December 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2022.12.009
      We congratulate Dr. Chao and her colleagues on their important submission [

      Chao GF, Ying LD, Chan SM, et al. The role of preoperative toxicology screening in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. Epub 2022 Nov 1.

      ]. It underscores the significant issue of mandated preoperative requirements for bariatric patients.
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