Published in Fitness and Wellness Business Week, May 11th, 2005
Study 1: Researchers review laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery in recent issue of Surgical Clinics of North America.
According to a study from the United States, "Since Belachew first performed the procedure in 1993, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has gained in popularity around the world as a first-choice surgical therapy for severely obese patients. LAGB is a purely restrictive operation that relies on decreased amount of intake as the mechanism for weight loss, and has less risk of malnutrition than with diversionary or bypass...
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