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After the Lap-Band procedure, most patients will need to be hospitalized for about three days to monitor their condition. Once you are released from the hospital, you will need to continue your liquid diet until your physician determines that you are able to begin eating solid food. After about six weeks, you should be able to eat a small meal.  

Obese people who have had Lap Band need to drastically modify their diet after the procedure. Lap Band reduces the functional portion of your stomach, so you'll feel full after eating only a small amount of food. Eating more than necessary can cause significant discomfort or vomiting. Patients who have had the procedure must learn to adequately judge portion sizes, and it usually doesn't take long to adapt to new eating habits.

Regular exercise is especially important for patients who have had LAP BAND surgery. Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that can help you gain muscle while you are losing weight. To avoid unnecessary strain, you should begin with short walks and gradually increase the distance you travel each day. If your job involves physical labor, you should be able to return to work roughly six weeks after your gastro bypass surgery.

If you choose to have the gastric bypass surgery via the Roux-en-Y or the LAP BAND System, these surgeries require a serious commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You must be willing to change your eating habits and follow a regular exercise program. It is also very important to attend any necessary follow-up visits requested by your physician. Overall, the speed and effectiveness of bariatric surgery makes it an excellent option for those who are ready to lose their excess weight and make a change.

If you prefer a less invasive procedure, the LAP BAND System may be the solution for you. Gastric banding requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach. This type of weight loss surgery uses an inflatable ring to control the flow of food through the digestive tract. The LAP BAND System is fully reversible, which makes it a good choice for women who wish to become pregnant since the stomach outlet size can be opened to accommodate the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy.










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