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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