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Countless people are in daily battle with weight. So what happens when diet, exercise, medication, and counseling don't work? Bariatric surgery might be the answer.

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The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) offers the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band procedure to patients who meet specific criteria.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene surgeons Donald Dupuis, MD, and Michael Ormont, MD, discuss the gastric banding procedure with Pam Morrison, PA, the program's manager.

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Donald Dupuis, MD, is head of CMC/DHK's Bariatric Surgery Team. He explains, "Obesity is a complex problem that is produced at the confluence of a person's genetic and emotional makeup and the culture they live in. Consequently, there are many ways of dealing with the problem – surgery is one way that is highly effective and durable. There are several different bariatric (weight loss) surgeries – gastric banding is just one of them. Banding has a number of advantages: it's reversible and it's relatively low risk."

CMC/DHK Bariatric Surgery Team is comprised of Dr. Dupuis, fellow surgeon Michael Ormont, MD, program coordinator Pam Morrison, PA, a nutritional consultant, and behavioral consultant Amanda Houle – all of whom have experience in bariatric medicine and a personal commitment to the surgical approach to obesity.