Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 4th, 2005
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 procedures. Adjustable gastric banding involves the surgical implantation of an inflatable silicone band around the...
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