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  • Obesity surgery is the last resort when all other attempts at weight loss have failed.
  • There is no perfect operation, and surgeons differ in which operation they will suggest, but gastric banding, gastric stapling or a form of bypass are all accepted techniques.
  • Obesity is a genetically based disease where sufferers have a strong desire to consume more food than they need. Obesity surgery cannot cure this disease, but can go a long way to controlling this hunger and helping the sufferer gain control over their weight.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014