The Lap Band Solution

The Lap Band Solution

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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. It is an adjustable band that is placed around the very top of the stomach by keyhole surgery. It is safe, requires minimal change to the body, and 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 the 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
  • 128 x 200mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 70 illustrations, 20 b&w photos
  • 0522855776
  • 9780522855777