Obesity is a growing concern today, and surgical options are becoming more and more popular in overcoming this medical condition. Lap band surgery is an efficient and effective surgical treatment for obesity, and it may be just what you’ve been looking for to achieve your goals for your appearance and health.
Lap band surgery, also known as gastric band surgery, is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. Lap band surgery in Jacksonville performed by Dr. Sunil Sharma involves the stomach being separated into two pouches with an inflatable band. Pulling the band tight, like a belt, the surgeon creates a tiny channel between the two pouches. The band keeps the opening from expanding and is generally designed to stay in place permanently. The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen.
The exact length of recovery varies from patient to patient. However, lap band surgery in Jacksonville offers a quicker recovery than many other weight loss procedures. Generally, most people can return to work in the weeks after surgery if their job is not physically demanding. One can resume normal activities after a full recovery has been made. Of course, it’s important to take it as easy as possible for a set amount of time and follow our team’s instructions regarding healing in order to achieve the best outcome.
Some of the advantages of lap band surgery over other weight loss surgeries include:
Lap band surgery could be for you if:
If you have weight issues and you need to shed off these excess pounds, Dr. Sharma performs first-class lap band surgery right here in Jacksonville. For more information, set up a time to visit New Life Surgical Associates. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started.