The LAP-BAND Solution: A Partnership for Weight Loss

Paul O'Brien

Published by Melbourne University Publishing, 2011
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Synopsis: There is a book and a DVD. The book is written for two groups of people. First, it is a guide to those who are obese. It describes the problem of obesity, the options available to you for reducing the problem and on the LAP-BAND as one of your option. It considers the benefits and the deficits of LAP-BAND approach and provides detail of how you can assess whether it is your best option. Secondly, it is guide for you if you have already decided to proceed with LAP-BAND placement on how you will become partners with the surgeons and their clinical staff in the LAP-BAND process. It details the events around the time of the procedure and during the first month afterwards. It provides detailed guide on what you should eat, when you should eat and how you should eat after having the LAP-BAND. It discusses exercise and activity, adjustments to the tightness of the band and how you are an important part of the partnership to achieve an optimal weight loss. The DVD shows through animations how the LAP-BAND works to control the appetite and achieve weight loss. It presents the Eight Golden Rules that should be followed to achieve an optimal outcome.

About the Author: Paul O'Brien is a world leader in the LAP-BAND procedure. He was involved in its design in the early 1990s and was one of the first to introduce the procedure into clinical practice. He is Head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia where more than 7,000 people have been treated for obesity by LAP-BAND placement. He is also Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University in Melbourne and is the Founder and Emeritus Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash. This is a major research centre which leads the world in research on the LAP-BAND. He is the National Medical Director of the American Institute of Gastric Banding, based in Dallas, Texas. This is the most active and experienced clinical group in the United States for providing the LAP-BAND in an outpatient setting and more than 22,000 people have been treated.

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