Hastings HELP clinic offers lap band surgery

December 2009
Native American Times;12/18/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 50, p7
The article focuses on the lap band surgery offering of Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings as part of their Healthy Eating for Life Program. The two types of weight loss surgery being offered include restrictive procedures that could decrease food intake and the malabsorptive procedures to alter digestion. The HELP clinic was formed by Hastings Hospital in 2006 to help combat obesity among Native Americans.


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