Dr. Hadjuczek explains why it is necessary for patients to be familiar with all of their surgical weight-reduction options.
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The Importance of Learning About Weight-Reduction Procedures Preoperative selection and discussion of what works by what mechanism is critical. And sometimes I tell patients, I would say, are not necessarily best, LAP-BAND can’t do this, even though they may be at somewhat higher risk and so it’s a lesser risk procedure, I present the facts and often they decide to go with operation that has better chance of success. It’s probably at least 20 percent of patients who have perfect band in a perfect location and adjust perfectly, who actually have very disappointing results in terms of weight loss just because maladaptive eating behavior and food, and poor food choices that they continue to have.