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Thank you for “No Wrong Door” (January 2019, p. 20) about OA’s Statement on Bariatric Surgery. As a member and an intergroup chair, I had been concerned about the controversy in OA over this surgery, which is, as the article states, “deemed by a doctor to be medically necessary.” OA members who undergo weight-loss surgery are not “less than” the rest of us. Three friends of mine have had bariatric procedures (one is an OA member). One friend had surgery twenty-five years ago for health reasons. The other two had surgery five years ago. For one, it reversed diabetes and kidney

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