Date of Award

12-1-2003

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Health Management and Policy

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Doug A. Mains

Second Advisor

Claudia Coggin

Third Advisor

Karan Singh

Abstract

Crane, B.A., M.A., Dave, Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy), December 2003, Bariatric Surgery and the Lap Band: An Analysis of Efficacy, 40 pages, 15 tables, references, 45 titles. Obesity has quickly become both a national and global health issue. The evidence is increasingly consistent that obesity has a causal relationship with serious medical complications. The Lap Band, a surgical procedure for weight control, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June, 2001. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of this procedure by reviewing existing literature and studying a patient population that had received Lap Band surgery. The retrospective review included information on 93 patients in the bariatric program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. The preliminary data in this study agrees with other studies , which shows that the Lap Band is an effective intervention for morbidly obese patients.

Comments

Crane, B.A., M.A., Dave, Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy), December 2003, Bariatric Surgery and the Lap Band: An Analysis of Efficacy, 40 pages, 15 tables, references, 45 titles. W 4.5 C891B 2003

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