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UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens

le gastric band is a better option than gastric bypass for adolescents with morbid obesity."

"The advantages of using LAP-BAND are clear in adult patients and we believe the same will hold true for teens," said Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of minimally invasive surgery at the medical center, who has performed more than 650 LAP-BAND procedures. "The use of the LAP-BAND provides significant weight loss with lower morbidity and mortality rates than gastric bypass in adults."


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Contact: Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez
smcginn@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago
22-Feb-2005


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