Millions of people have a common problem of overweight that has become a big barrier in their lives to live a normal life as being overweight is a risk factor to create a number of health problems. Therefore, for this population, Lap band surgery is there to reduce their weight.
What is the Lap Band Surgery?
Lap band surgery is the surgery for weight loss. Being overweight gives serious health diseases . This condition is called as morbid obesity. You should not be worried while going with this surgery as it is approved and highly effective in helping you to loose excess weight.
Minimally intrusive process
No need to cut or staple of the stomach or intestines
No need of large incisions or scarring
No need to create surgical bypass
Lower risk of mortality and complications
100% removable and adjustable
Maintain long-term weight loss
How much weight will you lose?
You can expect dramatic weight loss after some days and can reduce your weight about 1-2 pounds in a week. Many obese patients have lost 40% of excess weight within a year of this surgery and many obese patients lose and maintain 50-70% of excess weight at 5 years.
Lap band surgery is approved by the National Institute of Health: Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 or of at least 35 integrated with some medical conditions like hypertension or high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes.
Patient who are 18 years and more than 18 years can recommend for this surgery.
What does the Lap band surgery include?
The procedure of this Lap band is a minimally intrusive procedure which means no large cut is essential. Your surgeon will use a laparoscopic technique known as Lap band to make few cuts and will insert a tiny camera to guide the placement of the Lap-band in the right position as the surgeon views it on the monitor. The Lap-band is then locked in place with full security.
When is the Lap Band Surgery considered as appropriate surgery?
This therapy should be used in only morbid or severe obesity cases. The cutoff should be a Body Mass Index 30. It is not indicated as first-line therapy but should be considered only after normal exercise have failed.