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Could I Fail to Lose Weight After Having LAP-BAND Surgery?
Answer: Results can vary because of a number of factors. Even though the LAP-BAND® System can limit the amount of food consumed, lifestyle changes are critical to weight loss success. Additionally, the LAP-BAND® System can be adjusted, tightened or loosened, to enable an individual to achieve a level of satiety while maintaining a healthy diet. … Continue reading
Is There a Risk of Death When Using the LAP-BAND System?
Answer: As with other major surgeries, death is considered a potential risk. However, the LAP-BAND® System has a lower mean short-term mortality rate compared with gastric bypass (0.05 percent, approximately 1/10 the mortality rate of gastric bypass). To find out more about the potential LAP-BAND risks and complications, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.
What Are the Benefits of the LAP-BAND System?
Answer: The LAP-BAND System is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing. It is adjustable and reversible and has a lower severe complication rate perioperatively and a lower mean short-term mortality rate compared with gastric bypass. In fact, the LAP-BAND® System has a mortality … Continue reading
What is the LAP-BAND System?
Answer: The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first U.S. FDA-approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. To date, this simple reversible surgically implanted device has been used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide. The LAP-BAND® System was approved by the FDA in June 2001 for severely obese adults with a Body … Continue reading
How Many Patients Remove the Band After Having it Placed?
Answer: While the LAP-BAND System is a reversible weight-loss surgery option and it can be removed at any time, less than half of 1% of our patients have had the LAP-BAND removed. Prior to the procedure, our practice closely evaluates patients to ensure they are appropriate candidates for the LAP-BAND System. This includes an evaluation … Continue reading