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Senators Cassidy and Carper Call for Medicare to Cover Obesity Drugs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Trauma and bariatric surgeon Matthew Martin, MD completed five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, but not even a war zone could compare to the harsh realities of a frenetic New York City hospital at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April.
“It was the worst mass casualty scene I have ever seen. We were seeing overwhelming numbers of patients who were gravely ill, and resources were limited,” said Dr. Martin who recently…
In April as New York City hospitals were becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, bariatric surgeon Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, who serves as a scholar-in-residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, decided she couldn’t stay on the sidelines any longer and instead volunteered to go to the frontlines of the pandemic in the United States.
“I live in northern California, which was the first part of the country to shelter…
Statement on metabolic and bariatric surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.
The brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless untold others have triggered widespread outrage. These atrocities cast a bright light on the lack of respect and value for Black lives. We at ASMBS are heartbroken that racism remains a pervasive and systemic problem in our country today.