Over half of the American population is overweight; one-third of those people are obese. This means that many people are at risk for serious health conditions. Fortunately, we now have weight loss procedures to help individuals struggling with their weight loss. At New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville, we can provide people with new life through gastric lap band surgery in Jacksonville.
Gastric lap band surgery in Jacksonville involves placing an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. This band is made of silicone and is tightened by adding saline to fill it. The band is connected to a port under the abdominal skin and introduces or removes saline into the band.
The gastric band decreases the size of the stomach and the volume of food it can hold. It also increases the amount of time it takes for food to pass to the intestine. This results in signals from the gut to the brain allowing for a sensation of satiety and fullness while consuming less food. The signal is sent from the small pouch that the band in the upper stomach creates. When the pouch is full, it sends the same satiety signal to the brain as was previously sent when the entire stomach was full.
Remember, this procedure is a tool to help you achieve your goals, but it is not a magic bullet. If you consume an excess of calories, you will gain weight. Make sure you are mentally prepared for your future after this procedure before you commit to it.
Good candidates for gastric lap band surgery in Jacksonville should generally:
If you feel you could benefit from gastric lap band surgery, consult the friendly professionals at New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation and get started.