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We understand you want  to consider all the facts as you carefully weigh the decision to have weight loss surgery.   Despite the evidence that shows the tremendous positive impact it can have on your health and emotional well being, there are risks and concerns.   Our experienced staff and surgeons want to explain how lap band surgery can improve your life.    Let us giving you some simple facts to help you in your decision process.

 

According to the National Institute of Health:  "Lap-band surgery patients show a dramatic and sustained improvement in the quality of their lives beyond the extent of their weight loss".   

 

Studies have proven that patients who have undergone bariatric surgery go on to earn more money, advance their careers at their current job and see less discrimination in the overall job market.   There are now many reasons to consider lap band surgery that go beyond the long term health benefits.

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We have had thousands of satisfied patients who have chosen the lap band, have found it had a remarkable impact on the quality of their lives.   We want to help you realize your permanent weight loss and overall health goals. 

 

It is within your reach to improve the quality of your life by playing with your children, walking up a flight of stairs, crossing your legs, or even tying your shoes without your weight and other medical issues being the limitation that keeps you from experiencing the joy life has to offer.   After lap-band surgery,  the most basic things like sleeping and breathing may no longer be a medical concern. You've tried everything else and now that you're ready to make a permanent change for a better life, we will be here for you every step of the way.

 

The Lap Band Procedure can help patients suffering from obesity, lose up to 90 percent of their excess body weight when diet and exercise don't help you to lose some of those unwanted pounds. Less invasive than gastric bypass surgery and fewer operative complications, this procedure is quickly becoming the most preferred weight loss surgical procedure. If you are more than 100 pounds over your normal body weight, have a BMI of 40 or more, tried numerous diets and exercise routines, yet still find yourself unable to lose the extra pounds, then the Lap Band procedure may be right for you.

 

What are the benefits of the Lap-Band?

 

Lap Band surgery is most appropriate for people who are suffering from health problems that are caused by morbid obesity.  After receiving Lap-Band surgery, nearly 80 percent of patients with hypertension no longer need to take their medication. Over 90 percent of people with medical problems caused by there weight such as type II non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus no longer need their medication. Obese people who suffer from asthma, joint pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, arthritis, and sleep apnea also see an improvement in their health after Lap Band procedure.

 

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  • Most obese people with diabetes will be cured of the blood sugar disease after undergoing weight loss surgery, a new review of earlier studies suggests.
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  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Lap Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System for obese adults with at least one obesity-related medical condition.

    This means Lap-Band Surgery will now be available to patients with a BMI of 30 or higher who have at least one obesity-related condition, such as diabetes. Earlier, the the Lap Band system could only be used in adults with a BMI of at least 40.

    • Relatively safe operation

    • Low risk of serious complications

    • No stomach cutting

    • No stomach stapling

    • No altering of digestive anatomy

    • Easily adjustable to patient's needs

    • Fully reversible (laparoscopic removal)

     

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    Lap Band is an effective method for helping morbidly obese people lose up to 80 percent of their excess body weight, it is a medical procedure that requires careful consideration. Lap-Band surgery is not a miracle cure for obesity. Patients must learn to modify their diet and follow a regular exercise program if the wish to benefit from the procedure. People who have had Lap Band must also regularly visit their physician to assess their progress until they have achieved their weight loss goals.

    If you're concerned about the invasiveness of gastric bypass surgery, Lap Banding Surgery may be a better procedure for your weight loss needs. Lap-Band surgery involves no stomach stapling or cutting. No intestinal re-routing is necessary in the LAP BAND System. The Lap Band Surgery Procedure also has a lower mortality rate and fewer operative complications than gastric bypass surgery.

    If you're a woman who plans to become pregnant in the near future, Lap banding may be the best choice for you. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, this procedure is fully reversible. Women who have had gastric banding surgery can have their stomach outlet size opened to accommodate the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy.

     

     

     

      Who is a candidates for Lap-Band Surgery?
      Lap Band candidates must be able to show that they have been morbidly obese for more than five years, and have a Body Mass Index of 40 or more - being at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight. They must also be able to produce documentation of their previous weight loss attempts. Most people who are candidates for the Lap Band procedure have or are likely to have medical complications that will be helped or cured by significant weight loss.

    Lap Band is not for everyone who has a weight problem should consider surgery. It depends on whether or not you are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. One way to tell is by your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI depends on both your weight and your height. An ideal BMI is between 19 and 25. If your BMI is between 26 and 29 you are thought to be overweight. If it is higher than 30 you are obese. That means you are at risk for health problems. If your BMI is 40 or more, you are said to have severe or "morbid" obesity and you might be a candidate for surgery. For some people with a BMI between 35 and 40, surgery might also be a choice if you have other medical conditions.

     

     

     

     

    What is the difference between lap band and gastric bypass surgery?

      While gastric bypass is a well-known type of weight loss surgery, the Lap Band procedure may be a better way for you to reach your weight loss goals and improve your health. This innovative weight loss surgery involves no stomach stapling or cutting. It's less invasive than gastric bypass surgery and has the lowest operative complication rate. Gastric lap banding and Gastric Lap Band surgery is one of the most commonly performed weight loss operation in the United States.

    It is the least invasive surgery of all the weight loss procedures available. Since there is no cutting or re-connecting of stomach or intestines, there are fewer surgical risks and a lower rate of of intestinal leak, hernias, dumping syndrome or food intolerance. There is no malabsorption of medication or protein. This is very beneficial to young women who want to get pregnant because you will not suffer from vitamin deficiencies.

     

     

     

     

    What is the cost of Lap Band Surgery Cost

      The cost of lap band surgery has decreased substantially over the last two years.   This combined with the fact that patient outcomes have continued to improve.  This could be one a great opportunity for you to take advantage of this procedure and accomplish your personal weight loss goals as well as improve your overall physical and mental health.  
     
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    Weight loss surgery is an important decision to make when you're suffering from obesity and want to live a healthier, more comfortable life. There are new scientific techniques, which can help one in losing weight and become a healthy human being. Among all those techniques the most popular, beneficial and developed is “Lap Band surgery”.

    The "Lap-Band System" is the brand name of the FDA-approved, adjustable gastric band used in the Lap-Band Procedure. A Lap-Band is a silicone belt or collar that goes around the upper part of the stomach. The surgery is done only and by the team of well qualified and experienced lap band surgeons. After this restrictive, reversible surgery, your stomach will be roughly the size of a golf ball, and only able to hold an ounce of food. As a result, your appetite will decrease, and you will eat less, feel full sooner and gradually lose weight. It is connected to a port that sits underneath the skin. This port can be inflated with saline to tighten it and expedite weight loss.

    Lap band surgeons are available worldwide. Experience is the most important factor when one going to select a doctor.  The lap band surgeon should have qualified in the field of bariatric surgery from an accredited medical school. While comparing leading lap band surgeons, one should prefer lap band surgeons who are experienced lap band proctors. A lap band proctor is qualified to teach other surgeons about performing the lap band procedure. Obviously, it is better to be treated by the instructor rather than by the student.

    A good lap band surgeon quickly develops a reputation for excellence. Before undergoing a surgery the patient should have knowledge about the surgeon’s qualification and his number of successful surgeries. A surgeon one feel comfortable with will be more likely to help the patient reach his/her weight loss goals. Any potential surgeon should be willing to answer patient’s questions, explain medical concepts that they don't understand, and offer advice about making good lifestyle.

     

     

     

     

     

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