The LAP-BAND Solution

The LAP-BAND Solution : A Partnership for Weight Loss

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Obesity has become an epidemic in our society. It is the major health challenge of the 21st century. Diets, exercise programs, tablets and behavioural changes have not halted the problem of obesity, despite huge spending on these weight-loss methods. 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 and minimally invasive, and can be placed as an outpatient procedure. Most importantly, the LAP-BAND takes away hunger and stops you thinking about food.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 2nd edition
  • 70 illustrations, 20 b&w photos
  • 0522858856
  • 9780522858853