endocrinology
Obesity

Lap band surgery: a first surgical option for obese teens

The longest prospective study of Australian adolescents receiving laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for obesity has shown the procedure is safe and effective for up to five years. However the procedure should be considered an interim procedure in a stepped approach to obesity management, the researchers said. Paediatric surgeon Mr Sanjeev Khurana told the limbic ...

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