Diet and exercise might help you shed some extra pounds, but some patients need additional help to accomplish their goals. If you are looking to regain control over your life, lose those stubborn extra pounds and achieve a more slender figure, a Lap Band procedure might be just what you need.
Choosing the right weight loss solution could mean a lifetime of improved health. Speaking with a highly-trained Lap Band specialist gives you an opportunity to resolve any questions or concerns that you may have. Begin your weight loss journey with a peace of mind that it is both comfortable and safe for you.
The Procedure and Recovery
In the course of Lap-Band surgery, the surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen. The surgeon will then laparoscopically implant the gastric band so that it is wrapped around the upper stomach. This will create a small pouch so that you will not be able to consume much food without feeling nauseated or having to vomit.
The recovery process takes place on an outpatient basis with most patients able to return home on the day of the procedure. It is not uncommon to experience pain on the second or third days following the procedure. This discomfort is temporary and can be alleviated with pain medications.
It is recommended that you walk for approximately 30 minutes each day during the first week after the procedure. At the same time, you should avoid lifting heavy weights or engaging in other types of strenuous physical activity. A liquid diet is advisable during the first week after the procedure. During this period, our surgeons and staff will follow up to ensure that you are going through a smooth recovery.
Our Personal Touch to Your Care
Scheduling a consultation is a crucial first step in undergoing a weight loss procedure. The Lap-Band surgery may be the right choice for some patients, but not ideally-suited for others. It is recommended for those overweight patients who have attempted to lose weight through dieting without satisfactory results.
During the consultation, your physician will carefully assess your needs and determine whether this procedure can be beneficial for you. Our specialists are known to dedicate a substantial amount of time to an in-person examination and building a close personal rapport with patients before performing the procedure. They also go over every step involved in your treatment to make sure that you understand what to expect every step of the way.
Please remember that it is crucial to be entirely honest during the consultation, you and your physician must always discuss any prior medical conditions or drug allergies. Such a careful and personalized approach to preparing patients for the procedure invariably pays off as it allows our physicians to avoid miscommunication.
Everyone knows that an active lifestyle is the best and healthiest way to lose weight. In spite of this conventional wisdom, however, exercise and nutrition counseling sometimes fail to do the trick, necessitating more radical weight loss interventions. The Lap-Band surgery may lead you to lose a significant amount of weight, which could improve your health, enhance your quality of life, and increase your longevity.
Compared to gastric bypass surgery, the Lap-Band surgery is short, has a far shorter recovery period, causes less pain and discomfort, and is less invasive. The likelihood of complications is also lower, and scarring is less noticeable. In addition, the procedure is reversible; if you no longer wish to have the band, it can be removed.
Are There Risks Involved?
The Lap-Band surgery involves considerably less risk than gastric bypass surgery. However, potential complications following the Lap-Band placement may include nausea, infection, heartburn, vomiting, acid reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcer.
In rare cases, the band may slip out of its position, blocking the outlet from the stomach and necessitating an additional surgery. The risks will depend on the patient’s capacity to tolerate foreign objects implanted in the body.