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New Jersey governor Chris Christie is a political heavyweight -- know that.
But today the popular governor is revealing he underwent weight loss surgery back in February.
And apparently lost forty pounds here to weigh in doctor -- -- a medical weight loss Doctor Who is treated hundreds of lap band patients.
-- for my benefit in our audience tell us what the surgery isn't.
Well the lap band procedure is only one of the read very popular weight loss surgeries but with a lap band which is what the Governor Christie had.
They put a band around the top of your stomach.
And by doing that they shrink the top of your stomach the size of an -- -- Hague.
Wow so that really limits the amount of food you can sort of now there are other things you do like a gastric bypass surgery how is that different.
Well the gastric bypass surgery is much more invasive.
And there are many more complications and also works a lot better.
And less people regain the weight after gastric bypass surgery or -- police involved and then there's definitely cutting involved.
So there can be a little -- sort sending you are disturbing the integrity of the got.
All right well I I feel disturbed are -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Very obese like morbidly obese what does that mean so that means a least a hundred pounds over your ideal weight.
And you should also have tried.
Are really strong medical weight loss program at that position so that your diet was supervised her appetite -- being controlled your metabolism was -- You -- for -- -- anyone underwent some psychological counseling to determine why you're overeating if that's the problem.
So -- -- there complications with this what are they typically well typically with the band it's slippage of the band or erosion.
But very few people die in the operating -- There are more deaths with the more invasive procedure but I will say -- -- -- surgical complications realized -- that.
Suicide is a very high in this group of people.
Wow that's that's very disturbing.
Now you say that it can be difficult even with this surgery to lose weight.
And in part because of the choices people make when they sit down the table after that that is so true with a lap band.
You really can't eat a lot of healthy food.
So the problem is if you want to sit down and happy to have this little tiny pouch.
So it's hard for you to have a -- -- lid or a lot of -- -- -- foods with a lot of fiber and -- it doesn't that's right it doesn't fit.
And therefore what you learned to do is -- get so what you learned to do is have a lot of putting have a lot of alcohol.
Have a lot of soft smooth foods that are highly caloric.
-- and -- you gain that way you back way back very difficult to make this work now that surgery 181000 to 35000.
You mentioned that some of these people actually commit suicide.
Is that in the group with a lap band surgery or people who are morbidly over obese generally I think it's in the morbidly obese category generally.
But the problem with a lap -- -- has been that so many people that are not morbidly obese are getting this procedure done as a quick fix.
And those people in particular do not do well and my practice I've seen these people lose maybe 2030 pounds and gained it back that's so sad so.
What's your advice you talk to people like this all the time -- is there a better solution than surgery.
Mean I'm always looking for that Rosetta Stone you know like what is this magic key that we need we have to realize the body is very complicated.
They have to get somebody back on track metabolic -- you have to motivate them.
He wanna make sure they don't have high profile it is summertime you have to be -- their metabolism down.
And I really believe in giving people nutrition on an individual basis appetite suppressants are very important long term for keeping weight off.
And then during that period of time and people are not as hungry they can adapt to new eating habits and the latest and -- we're seeing in Madison is the guy.
People -- have the wrong types of bacteria and their -- are more likely to be obese.
And I mentioned earlier that the people with the bypass.
Longer than the other people is that they have an -- a good.
Bacteria and her -- And act could really be what's causing this long term weight -- Doctor so -- -- to come back and talk about this bacteria issue it sounds very interesting thank you so much for being on the show today really appreciate it thank you so much.
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