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Well he finally came out and said it New Jersey governor Chris Christie that he have a lap band surgery it's not the only procedure though that you can go through to lose weight there's also the gastric sleeve and that's.
Many other things you can do that we talk about parents and they house call but what are the benefits and risks of that procedure doctors minding your surgeon.
Surgery surgery yes and there are risks involved.
And we've come a long way and and certainly there are a lot of options gastric bypass is an option which is a -- more invasive.
And it takes a little longer to do the surgery to have to -- in the hospital he underwent lap band which is less invasive it's done in ambulatory surgery about an hour or so.
And it's reversible and that's the main advantage of -- they basically put this silicon belt around the stomach to make it smaller it's a restrictive.
Pathways that you would you bless and you would feel Fuller much much faster and you can adjust it because there's -- port and you can put in more -- -- -- -- there.
so the risk factors -- complications from this besides bleeding and infection of the port.
Is that you may have esophageal dilation if you kinda make you too -- Things can back up being can give -- your thoughts etc.
but your doctor will I just as the key point is that there's no quick fix and you said it during the break that they have to be on at least two weeks of liquid diet then they go too soft diet and eventually.
Two solid food you need to have a nutritionist and make sure that you continue.
-- -- to exist size etc.
she can't just depend on this you lose about the pound a week.
And he may go on for a couple of years you you end -- doing quite well more importantly I'm sorry to diabetes and high blood pressure which is a huge respect as a result of this would this epiphany.
You're looking get off their medication which is a great thing but it isn't a quick fix especially if you can't stick to a diet before you have the surgery chances are you cannot do this after correct that is a great -- Jamie you know.
That -- I struggle with this in my office all every -- people come especially if -- something like this organization I have lap band surgery.
The first question for me is are there any underlying causes of your obesity you have thyroid disease are you exercising enough.
What is the reason that -- -- good internist will look into all of those reasons.
If your body mass index is over forty that what is a body mass index it's -- wait for your height what you wait for your supposedly -- If it's over forty then you have to seriously consider this war as David was mentioning.
If you have underlying conditions that I'm really worried about high blood pressure diabetes.
You know something called insulin resistance that goes with diabetes these conditions which -- metabolic have to be treated.
If I don't treat them.
I don't -- I have to tell you I'm not a big fan of weapons surgery but if I'm looking in the I have a possibility of a stroke or heart attack.
-- something else from that diabetes I will do anything I can including lap band surgery and forty minute procedure.
This procedure itself -- -- that that difficult but it's a last resort it's not a first right and then you said something also wanna comment on very importantly after the surgery.
You have to follow up closely.
Are you getting nutritional deficiencies are you getting your vitamins are you getting your minerals are you following along because if you don't follow those diets that you're supposed to do.
You can't you have the same amount of food small quantity it's not it's not all negative though I think for a lot of questions over 200000 -- safely.
-- -- can do about public and a lot of time you can save lives I picked the right surge and got a point always pick the right surgeon.
That is as we struggle before and it -- right.
-- They can it doesn't make your diabetes go away but it can control your sugar which is extremely important so.
For patients that can do it any other way this is the work but she parent Turner's first I like that.
Look -- everything else thank.
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