By MARY VAUGHN
More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and bariatric surgery is becoming a popular option for taking off excess weight and, more importantly, keeping it off.
Gastric banding surgery is the fastest-growing weight loss procedure in the United States. It involves a small adjustable band that circles the upper part of the stomach, limiting the amount of food a person can eat at one time. It’s less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than standard gastric bypass procedures.
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