You should convert early cost outcomes and legal implications


Presented by Alfons Pomp, MD at the SAGES 2014 Annual Meeting; Panel: Why Haven’t Conversion Rates Improved

disclosures–20 sec
general surgery conversions–55 sec
comments on access & conversion–5:43
myths about bariatric surgeons–6

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