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This tragic story of a 41 year old woman who dies from a gastric band operation, in the Daily Mail today, highlights the dangers of this type of surgery. So many people think that the Gastric Band Surgery is the answer to all their overeating problems and treat it as a quick fix. From my experience of working with women who follow quick fix methods for losing weight, whether it be a highly restrictive diet or the actual gastric band surgery, is that they often lose the weight initially but it seems to creep back on – sometimes with a vengeance. This may be due to the fact that the underlying emotional and psychological reasons for overeating, binge or compulsive eating have not been addressed. These drastic measures to reduce weight focus only on the symptom rather than address the root cause. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265393/Tracey-Korkmaz-Obese-mother-41-dies-botched-gastric-band-operation.html