Obesity, an increasingly worrying issue Obesity is today, a problem that occurs increasingly in Europe, which has tripled in the last two decades, with figures close to 50% of overweight adults and 20% among children. In Spain, the obesity rate among adults is 15%. More than enough for the Ministry of Health, as well as from other public agencies of various kinds, do not cease to point to obesity as one of the major problems of our country at this time. The result of this concern has been Developed public policy initiatives such as the Day of obese people, promoted by the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition and the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of controlling body weight in the face to prevent obesity and promote further the doctor's figure as a benchmark for support and help for obese patients. The Gastric Band, one of the solutions adopted Among the most effective treatments is the adjustable gastric banding LAP-BAND. The treatment of gastric banding is a procedure designed to facilitate weight loss by placing a silicone band into the stomach, whose capacity will decrease to a size of 25 to 30 CC, causing a rapid feeling of fullness, making it easy to lose weight. Consite in the placement of a hollow band made of special material around the stomach near its upper end.
This creates a small pouch and narrow passage into that part of the stomach. This passage delays the emptying of food from the pouch and causes a feeling of fullness. The can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the duct. The treatment is emerging today as one of the most effective solutions against obesity without surgery. He, led by Dr. Adelard Knight is one of the most prestigious centers and solvents to the application the treatment of gastric banding, and to follow its evolution and subsequent treatment, backed by the success of hundreds of patients already treated.