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Dr. Oliver DiPietro of Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Dr. Oliver DiPietro of Bay Harbor Islands, FL should stop the unethical practice of prescribing NG feeding tubes for extreme dieting. Send him the message that feeding tubes are medical devices only to be used when patients are unable to eat or drink enough on their own due to medical conditions.

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Traci Nagy

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Dr. Oliver DiPietro of Bay Harbor Islands, FL has been in the media recently for performing a procedure called the K-E diet, where a feeding tube is used to provide the body with 800 calories a...

Dr. Oliver DiPietro of Bay Harbor Islands, FL has been in the media recently for performing a procedure called the K-E diet, where a feeding tube is used to provide the body with 800 calories a day for 10 days. This causes dramatic weight loss and is popular for brides who are trying to loose weight quickly before their weddings. This procedure fails to represent the medical and lifesaving uses of feeding tubes.

There are hundreds of thousands of infants, children and adults who rely on tube feeding as their primary source of nutrition due to medical issues. Cosmetic use of this life saving medical intervention is unethical.

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