Our expert says:
My opinion of the LAGB is that if a patient is morbidly obese and cannot lose weight with standard slimming diets and moderate exercise and if the obesity is threatening the patient's health and survival then this procedure is indicated. Nowadays there are the Bariatric Centres of Excellence that are doing good work in this field. You can contact Jana Derksen at the Call Centre for the Netcare Bariatric Centres of Excellence on 0861-623-7489 or contact her at: email@example.com or call her on her cell phone at: 072-373-0155 or visit their Website at www.netcare.co.za to discuss this option if you have a great deal of weight to lose. Discuss your fears and find out what the risks are (they vary depending on the procedure and the patient) and then when you have all the info, make a well thought out decision.
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