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Lap Band Los Angeles

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Posted on September 12, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
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LAP BAND surgery, the name of a particular medical procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), involves placement of a flexible gastric band that alters the form and useable volume of the stomach to moderate food consumption and can lead to dramatic weight loss results.

Essentially, a LAP BAND is a silicone belt that is positioned around the top of the stomach – reducing the storage area to the size of a golf ball, permitting only an ounce or so of food to be held. This leads to amplified feelings of fullness and outstanding weight loss over time – when appropriate alterations to diet and lifestyle are made.

Good candidates for the LAP BAND procedure include: men and women 18 years old or older, people who have been overweight for 3-5 years or more, those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, which generally means men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women who are 80 pounds or more overweight (BMI of 30 or higher is generally considered obese), and people who have an obesity-related illness such as high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure.

Anyone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can’t undergo Lap Band surgery, nor can pregnant women. However, women can become pregnant after the surgery and the band can be adjusted during the pregnancy.

Often, clients lose about one to two pounds per week after the surgery. The surgical procedure normally leads to approximately a forty percent loss of extra weight throughout the initial year and fifty five percent in the 2nd year. The cosmetic surgeon will carefully monitor a patient’s progress and can stiffen or loosen the band over time to promote healthy and safe weight loss. Regular follow-up appointments are imperative.

Along with its weight-loss benefits, Lap Band surgery can also help or get rid of some of the following serious issues: diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, acid reflux, joint discomfort and more.  Many recipients of the LAP BAND procedure have reported improved sleeping patterns and a markedly amplified level of energy, stamina and self confidence.

In comparison with gastric-bypass surgery, the Lap Band procedure offers comparable weight loss at the 5-year point, according to several reports. While weight loss takes place at a slower pace, the surgery itself is more comfortable, less expensive and less invasive than gastric bypass surgery.

Lap-Band surgery does have many side effects that you should know about and consider before making a decision if it is right for you

Some of the most frequent negative side effects of Lap-Band surgery are related to the digestive system. Clients have reported nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, gastro esophageal reflux, stoma obstruction, constipation, and dysphasia.

In addition to common side effects in the digestive system, back and/or abdominal pain, fever, infection, and like all surgeries – even death can result if something goes horribly wrong.

There are many options for the LAP BAND Los Angeles, so be sure to check around and ask for referals.  Be sure to check out http://www.lap-band-los-angeles.org for more information about LAP BAND surgery in the Los Angeles area.




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