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Patient Stories

A Big Win for Weight Loss

Shant Kiyork struggled with his weight for years. He dieted, exercised, lost weight, and inevitably gained back what he lost and then some. Fearing that his own attempts to control his ever-greater weight were failing, he chose to have laparoscopic gastric banding surgery, commonly called lap-band surgery, in 2006. The lap-band was appealing to Shant ... Read More »

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