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How have surgical weight-loss procedures improved over the years?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Current surgical options for weight loss include highly invasive surgeries that alter one’s gastrointestinal anatomy to shrink the stomach or lessen the intestines’ ability to absorb fat and sugar. Over the years, however, the procedures have improved and gotten less invasive. The now-popular Lap-Band surgery, which places an adjustable band around the stomach, thus shrinking its size, is a sign of how surgical methods of weight loss have evolved.
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