The LAP-BAND® Procedure is typically an outpatient treatment, with a recovery time of about one week. The flexible band is positioned around the top section of the stomach restricting the amount of food that will travel through it, consequently assisting the individual in attaining weight loss. The LAP-BAND treatment does not require any sort of re-routing of the anatomy, or any type of stapling.
This will leave the patient with a gentler recovery duration than other kinds of weight reduction surgery. Watch Our FREE Online Seminar >
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Is LAP-BAND for you?
The best way to know if a procedure is right for you is by discussing your needs and concerns with one of our highly experienced bariatric surgeons. However, if you are seriously considering the LAP-BAND procedure, here are a few things you should know and keep in mind.
Success with LAP-BAND requires a strong commitment to an appropriate diet. Your food choices will have a strong bearing on your success with this procedure. For instance, you may not be as successful with the Band if you ingest a large quantity of liquid calories. Additionally, weight loss with the LAP-BAND is not a quick fix. Most patients may lose 50% of their excess weight. Patients' experiences and results may vary.
It has been shown that 46% of excess weight can be lost one year following the gastric band procedure.*
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* Ray, etal, "Safety, Efficacy, and Durability of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in a Single Surgeon U.S. Community Practice. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases/ 7(2011) 140-144
** Data on file. ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information
The LAP-BANDS System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.
The LAP-BANDS System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.
The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion. Placement of the LAP-BANDS System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient's ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.
For full safety information, please talk with your doctor or call Customer Support at 1-800-LAPBAND (527-2263).
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