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Good Overview of Lap-band Surgery
on October 2, 2006
Lap-Band for Life provides a good overview of this form of weight loss surgery by a person who is truly passionate about the procedure and his practice. It introduces a concept that makes many WLS surgeons in the United States quite uncomfortable:
It is possible to obtain your goal weight using the far less invasive (and less expensive) Lap-band surgery.
Many WLS surgeons routinely tell patients "You can't lose all the weight you want with the band." That's simply not true. Many people have and many people do. If you are considering gastric bypass, this book should be on your "must read" list. Please read it before letting a surgeon re-arrange what your favorite deity or evolution (take your pick) created.
That said, it is not a perfectly edited book and is often more conversational in tone than technical. It should not be your only source of information about this surgery, but it should definitely be in your resource list.
Please read this book and research Lap-Band before you commit to a completely irreversible procedure. Contrary to what we were told by a surgeon, the Lap-Band DOES work for the morbidly obese.
If gastric bypass was the ultimate and final, absolutely the best surgical solution to obesity, Carnie Wilson wouldn't be on Celebrity Fit Club.
Personally, I believe the 1-star review of this book written by a supposed medical "editor", but riddled with punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammatical errors is nothing more than a shill for a competing unpublished product.
It is truly ironic that she thinks Dr. Ortiz considers himself a "medical deity". My wife and I spoke with him face to face and he said, "Some surgeons think they're God. I'm not rearranging what God made; I'm just putting a little squeeze on it."