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Surgical Slimmers Part 1 - I Lost an Entire Person
Two patients undergo gastric bypass surgery - and lose substantial amounts of weight.


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Surgical Slimmers Part 2 - Buckle Up
As a less drastic alternative to gastric bypass, doctors perform a Lap-Band surgery, which places a restrictive collar around the top of the stomach.


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Surgical Slimmers Part 3 - The Pacer
A stomach 'pacer' - like a heart pacemaker - implanted near the stomach makes patients feel full and lose weight.


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