HARPENDEN, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 2006: A surgeon and nurses carry out laparoscopic surgery to fit a gastric band. The probes allow the surgery to be done through small incisions in the stomach. One of the probes controls a small camera in the stomach which shows the team what is happening. The surgery is being done at a private hospital, Spire Harpenden. (Photo by Tina Stallard/Getty Images)