Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
When people have lap band surgery done, it's not always to become a celebrity. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, according to a May 7, 2013 ABC News report (“Chris Christie Says Lap Band Surgery Is All About Family”abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/chris-christie-secretly-lap-band-weight-loss-surgery/story?id=19124435#.UZrR0bWUTDk) made it clear that the surgery was not done so that he could become a presidential candidate or gain celebrity status as a former lap band patient. Simply put, he said that his purpose was “about my family's future”. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Madan applauds Christie's initial success of losing 30 pounds after his February surgery, as indicated in a second May 7, 2013 ABC News report (“Chris Christie Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery”), and says that LAP-BAND® procedure can quickly instigate weight loss.
Motivations for weight loss, adds Dr. Madan, are not always just about losing the weight. Since added weight can affect length of life, add on additional health issues, and affect human relationships in a profound way, many patients decide to engage in lap band surgery in order to deal with deeper issues than just what shows in the mirror.
Certainly, it seemed clear from the first ABC News article that Governor Christie would have liked for the lap band installation to have remained a secret, calling the February surgery “nobody else's business”. The second ABC News article mentioned that Christie's top aides were not aware that he had had the surgery.
Christie's stated purpose in the first ABC News report was clear. He said that the surgery's main purpose was for “myself, my wife, and my children...and unlike
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