Letters 5. O’Brien PE, MacDonald L, Anderson M, Brennan L, Brown WA. Long-term Corresponding Author: Paul O’Brien, MD, FRACS, Centre for Obesity Research outcomes after bariatric surgery: fifteen-year follow-up of adjustable gastric and Education, Monash University, 40 Murphy St, South Yarra, VIC 3141, banding and a systematic review of the bariatric surgical literature. Ann Surg. Australia (email@example.com). 2013;257(1):87-94. Published Online: December 27, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4513 Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Brown reports that her research group (Centre for Obesity Research and Education of Monash University) receives To the Editor Ibrahim et al report that for Medicare beneficia- funding from the manufacturer of the LapBand (Allergan and Apollo Endosurgical) as well as from Applied Medical. She has received honorarium ries, reoperation after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band- from Merck Sharp and Dohme for lectures and from Novo Nordisc for ing (LAGB) is common and costly. They suggest payers should participation on a Scientific Advisory Panel. She has also received funding for a reconsider coverage for the procedure. They do not reference bariatric surgery registry from the Commonwealth of Australia, Johnson and Johnson, Covidien/Medtronic, GORE, Applied Medical, Apollo Endosurgery, and strong comparative data on the alternative procedures. Most Allergan. No other disclosures were
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