The Lap Band Solution
The LAP-BAND is a partnership between you and your surgeon. The LAP BAND has worked for many obese people and it can work for you, too. Obesisty has become an epidemic in our society. It is the major health challenge of the 21st century. We need a solution. 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. In this revised and updated edition of The LAP-BAND Solution, Paul O'Brien MD draws on the most up-to-date research and knowledge to tell you about: o obesity and its problems o the benefits of weight loss o your options o the LAP-BAND procedure and aftercare.
- Electronic book text
- 03 May 2013
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
About O'Brien /Paul O'Brian Paul
Paul O'Brien MD is a world leader in the LAP-BAND , 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 Emeritus Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Monash University and heads the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne. He is also the National Medical Director for the American Institute of Gastric Banding, a leader in LAP-BAND surgery as a safe outpatient procedure in the US.