The LAP-BAND Solution

The LAP-BAND Solution : A Partnership for Weight Loss

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We need a solution to obesity. Diets, exercise programs, tablets and behavioural changes have not stopped the rise in weight in spite of huge spending, Older surgical treatments, such as stomach stapling or bypass, are not acceptable to most obese people because of their risks and complexities. The LAP-BAND is a potential solution for the community. The LAP-BAND is an adjustable band that is placed around the very top of the stomach by keyhole surgery. It: Is very safe Requires minimal change to the body Can be done as day surgery Most importantly, the LAP-BAND takes away hunger, the seeking of food, the focus on food, so that you do lose weight. This book tells you about obesity and problems this creates and focuses on the benefits of weight loss and the options you have for achieving it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 20.3mm | 181.44g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 0522854125
  • 9780522854121
  • 586,261

About Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien MD is the world leader in the LAP_BAND[trademark] with extensive experience in treating people with weight problems, conducting research into obesity and teaching health professionals about the band. He pioneered its clinical use in the early 1990s. In Melbourne, Australia, he is the Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Monash University and heads the Centre for Bariatric Surgery. In Dallas, Texas, he is National Medical Director fro the American Institute of Gastric Banding, a leader in using the LAP-BAND[trademark] as a safe day procedure.show more

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