Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
The Lap-Band is used with a minimal invasive surgery. The purpose of the Lap-Band is to minimize the size of the patient’s stomach capacity, which allows the patient to get fuller with less food. Patients over time will gradually lose weight and the Lap-Band will help them to maintain the weight they loss.
Lap-Band is recommended for patients who:
- have BMI of 40 or higher
- are 18 years or older
- are not pregnant
- don’t regularly consume alcohol
- don’t suffer from other health conditions that cause weight gain
- if other methods of weight loss have been ineffective
The gastric sleeve is applied during surgery. With the gastric sleeve a portion of the stomach is removed which makes the stomach smaller and makes the patient eat less food;
After surgery some patients may feel discomfort in the stomach area and are typically recommended pain medications. Though patients tend to heal faster than traditional surgery they need to consume mostly liquids and soft foods for a few days.
A gastric bypass is when the small intestines and stomach are altered to change the way that they deal with food. The stomach is made smaller so that the patient is able to eat less food and feel full quicker. Overall, the purpose of this type of weight loss system is to prevent the patient’s stomach from consuming all of the calories that they eat.
Non-surgical Weight Loss Methods
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