District health boards funding more weight loss surgeries than Ministry of Health

New Zealand has a significant obesity problem and Auckland’s district health boards are feeling the financial pressure to fund extra weight loss surgeries.

Formerly known as bariatric surgery, procedures available publicly and privately in New Zealand are adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery.

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2018-04-12T19:07:08+00:00