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April 9, 2013

Should Patients with Morbid Obesity be Tested for Celiac Disease Before Surgery? – Celiac Disease in the News

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recent article published in Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana that reported on the cases of five morbidly obese patients diagnosed with celiac disease during their preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery.

He also discusses why, after discovery of celiac, the patients were offered purely restrictive procedures instead of malabsorptive procedures as treatment for their obesity.

For more information on celiac disease, visit: mayoclinic.org/celiac-disease

Tags: celiac disease, Findings, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, Joseph Murray

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