Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation promotes positive awareness of feeding tubes as a life saving medical intervention. We do not support the cosmetic use of feeding tubes for extreme diets.
Dr. Oliver R. Dipietro, MD of Bay Harbor Islands, FL is prescribing the use of naso gastric feeding tubes for a 10 day weight loss programs for brides. As parents of children who depend on feeding tubes for their lives, we feel that this is an unethical use of a medical device.
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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 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…
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