Ask Prof: How does the Lap Band work?

Interestingly we’re going through the GI tract soon after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed that he had the Lap Band surgery in February.

This device surrounds the upper end of the stomach to prevent stomach expansion, so you feel full earlier. It can be performed by laproscopic surgery.

More information – https://www.lapband.com/learn-about-lapband/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjustable_gastric_band

Local Lap Band Troubles

LA Times highlights two surgery centers that have been under legal issues with lawsuits and warnings from the FDA regarding false or misleading advertising – http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/31/business/la-fi-lap-band-vip-20120731

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