Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band

Everything You Need to Know Before and After Surgery to Lose Weight Successfully


By Robert Sewell, MD

By Linda Rohrbough

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If you are one of the 40 million Americans overweight to the point of recommended surgical intervention, the Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB or “the band”) may be the safest, most effective weight-loss method for you.Unlike conventional weight-loss surgery, which can lead to serious medical complications and nutritional deficiencies, the AGB is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves the digestive system completely intact. Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band provides a comprehensive weight management program, whether you're considering or preparing for the procedure or already living with the band. Expert laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Robert Sewell and “patient-expert” Linda Rohrbough evaluate all the promises, hype, and misinformation about this popular surgical solution-including preparation, the procedure itself, and the required post-op lifestyle changes. Drawing from interviews with dozens of AGB patients, you'll hear of the particular challenges with the band, success stories, and even the medical “miracles” (such as remission of type 2 diabetes)-alongside expert insight from nutrition, exercise, and psychology authorities. Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band is the essential guide to help you commit to a healthy regime and affect the lifestyle changes to lose weight and manage your hunger-for the rest of your life.


On Sale
Jul 21, 2009
Page Count
320 pages

Robert Sewell, MD

About the Author

Robert W. Sewell, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an award-winning laparoscopic surgeon and is the current president of the American Society of General Surgeons. He has taught laparoscopic techniques all over the world, and he has treated more than 300 AGB patients. Dr. Sewell lives and practices outside Dallas, Texas.

Linda Rohrbough is a bestselling author thrice honored by the Computer Press Association for her writing about the computer industry. A patient of Dr. Sewell’s, she has lost 136 pounds since receiving a Lap-band in 2004. She lives outside Raleigh, North Carolina.

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