Emanuel offers lap-band info

Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a free seminar on "Lap-Band" surgery Monday evening.

At the 6 p.m. seminar, Turlock surgeon Huy Dao and his staff will offer information on what he calls a "relatively safe" procedure to help people lose weight.

The Lap-Band itself is made of silicone and lined with a series of pouches filled with saline solution.

Through a small incision, it is wrapped around the top of a patient's stomach and works by placing pressure on the stomach to create a full feeling when the patient eats.

To register for the free seminar or for more information, call 656-0183.

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