For someone that is morbidly obese - we're talking 310 lbs of fat. Type II diabetes. Would you ever suggest Gastric Banding? I'm worried because it is some risk, of course expensive, and frequently doesn't work for more than 5-10 years.
The person in question is my father. He's 56 years old now and I'd like him to get healthy. I've told him some ideas on eating and basic exercise like walking in the morning. I don't think he actually does these things which tells me he probably won't after the banding either and it will just not work.
To me I see it as a quick fix - a fad surgery if you will. Am I wrong? Would you ever suggest someone get this?