n.— «They are also among the leading evangelists in the rising medical crusade against morbid obesity—an impassioned and potentially lucrative crusade that has seen the number of bariatric surgeons balloon in recent years, along with a simultaneous surge in hospital weight-loss programs. Together, with scalpels at the ready, the two doctors preach the gospel of a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic banding surgery, or “Lap-Band” for short. Dr. Fielding became the proud owner of his own Lap-Band around 1998.» —“Skinny Physicians Dedicate Love To Making World Thinner Place” by Lizzy Ratner New York Observer (New York City) May 15, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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