Gastric Banding Bariatric Surgery
Being obese isn’t just an aesthetic issue. It can be incredibly damaging to your health and lifespan. Because of this many people turn to surgical procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. These procedures can cause lasting damage and cannot be reversed or adjusted.
Allergan LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding is an effective, reasonable way to safely lose weight and fat. To schedule a LAP-BAND consultation, please call (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.
What is LAP-BAND surgery?
LAP-BAND is a type of bariatric surgery used to treat obesity. This is done by slowing the amount of food that comes into the stomach, using a gastric banding device. The device is inserted laparoscopically, meaning it is one of the least invasive types of weight loss surgery available.
The gastric band is placed around the top of your stomach and filled with a natural saline solution that allows it to expand and contract, based on your needs. This causes your intake of food to slow and you become fuller, faster.
When combined with reasonable diet and exercise, the LAP-BAND procedure has been shown to be extremely effective in helping obese patients lose weight. LAP-BAND complications are minimal compared to other varieties of weight loss surgeries .
Is LAP-BAND Right for Me?
Potential gastric band patients are required to meet a number of LAP-BAND qualifications before receiving the procedure. Some of the LAP-BAND surgery requirements include:
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above 40
- Near or over 100 pounds overweight
- Presence of obesity-related disease such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea
- Between the ages of 18 and 55 years
- Previous failure when attempting other methods
- History of obesity
These qualifications are just a guideline for LAP-BAND surgery. Your doctor may make recommendations for or against LAP-BAND, based on your individual medical history and weight loss needs.
LAP-BAND Surgery vs. Gastric Bypass
LAP-BAND is both less invasive and easier than other bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass. That’s because most other bariatric surgeries involve the cutting or stapling of the stomach, while LAP-BAND features no such damage. LAP-BAND also features:
- Significantly lower mortality rate
- No cutting or stapling
- Shorter recovery time
- Faster hospital stay
- Adjustability and the option for removal
- Fewer complications
Lose Weight Now
Are you tired of fighting against obesity and weight gain with no discernible success? If you meet the qualifications required for the surgery, LAP-BAND may be the solution you need for lasting weight loss and health. To schedule a LAP-BAND consultation, please call (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.