Obesity has become a major problem in our society and is the major health challenge of the 21st century. We need a solution. The LAP-BAND[trademark] is a potential solution for the community. This book tells you about the LAP-BAND[trademark] solution.
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.