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Weight-loss Surgery: How It Works

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    Weight-loss surgery: How it works

    Dr. Adam Glasgow shows NECN how different surgeries help people to lose weight (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN) – Republican Chris Christie is now revealing that he underwent surgery in February to help him lose weight, opting for the lap-band procedure instead of a gastric bypass.

    Dr. Adam Glasgow, director of the Steward-Norwood Hospital Weight Loss Center joins NECN to talk about weight-loss surgery.

    The difference between the two is that the band is the safer one of the two. The band makes a person feel full faster, stopping them from eating too much.

    The lap-band has less complications and doesn’t involve cutting or stapling.

    Glasgow says that the band requires more work at first, but is less dangerous.

    Watch the attached video for more.