laparoscopic gastric banding

Bariatric surgery is perhaps the most effective means of combatting obesity, and according to the Journal of the American College of Surgery, some form of that surgery was chosen by over 120,000 people in 2008. There is, however, more than one type of bariatric surgery, and until recently it wasn t clear which would be better in terms of post-operative complications, the rate of re-hospitalization, or the efficacy of different procedures.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends that those individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, (or 35 if accompanied by serious medical conditions such as diabetes), consider