Weight-Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band

Preface

Introduction. How We Got Here

SECTION 1. OBESITY IN OUR CULTURE

Why Dieting and Exercise Don't Work

SECTION 2. CAUSES AND TREAMENTS OF OBESITY

How the Digestive System Functions

Bariatric Surgery

SECTION 3. THE ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND (AGB). IS NOT GASTRIC BYPASS

How the AGB Functions

Who Is a Candidate for the AGB?

What Does a Comprehensive AGB Program Look Like?

SECTION 4. MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE AGB

What to Expect before Surgery

What to Expect after Surgery

Adjustments (Fills) and Eating Strategies

The Health Benefits of the AGB and Weight Loss

Managing. Potential Complications

SECTION 5. LIVING WITH THE AGB

The Emotional and Social Time Line

The Lifestyle Change

Skin Care following. Weight-Loss Surgery

Plastic Surgery following Weight Loss

Living with Someone. Who Has an AGB