Weight Loss Surgery - Lap-Band Surgery

Lap-Band system is currently the top selling adjustable gastric band system, with over 500,000 sold worldwide. It has been available in the United States since 2001. Weight loss with gastric banding tends to be gradual. You may lose up to two or three pounds a week in the first year after the surgery, but one pound a week is the average.

Lap-Band Surgery

The Lap-Band procedure is a reversible surgery. It involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach which reduces the opening to the stomach. Your stomach will be roughly the size of a golf ball, and only able to hold an ounce of food. As a result, your appetite will decrease, and you will eat less, feel full sooner and gradually lose weight. The larger portion of the stomach is left below the band. The inner liner of the gastric band is a hollow ring filled with saline. The Lap-Band System is adjustable, Saline can also be removed to loosen the band and alleviate side effects, if necessary.

With no cutting or stapling of the stomach, the Lap-Band system is up to 10 times safer than more extensive weight loss surgeries. You can be back to your normal activity in usually about a week's time. Weight loss with gastric banding tends to be gradual. You may lose up to two or three pounds a week in the first year after the surgery, but one pound a week is the average. This slows in the 12 to 18 months after your surgery. On average, gastric banding produces a loss of about 40% of excess weight in the first year and 55% of excess weight in the second year.

The Average Prices And 2 Steps To Get Reimburse By Insurance

It is approximately $12,000 to $25,000. This amount usually includes :
Pre-op Tests : $1,000
Lap-Band Package Fee : $4,000 - $8,500
Anesthesia Fees And The Surgeon's Fee
The Hospital Facility Fee
Follow-up Appointments And Adjustments : $35 - $300

The Good Candidates

You are an adult, at least 18 years old.
BMI > 40. This is the equivalent of being about 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds overweight for women.
BMI > 30 in combination with a related health condition, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea.

2 Steps For Lap-band Surgery Procedures

1. Anesthesia And Tiny Incisions Are Made In The Abdominal Wall To Insert A Camera
2. Lap-Band Placement

4 Main Advantages & 4 Common Complications

The Diet Restrictions Before And After

 

4 Main Reasons Cause To Lap-band Surgery Failed And Removed

1. Failure To Follow Lap-band Surgery Basic Post Care Instructions is the biggest reason
2. The Surgeon Undertaking The Surgery Is Inexperienced
3. Complications Cause To Fail And Removel The Band
4. Patients Develop Additional Symptoms