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Lap band surgery has been in use since its approval by the FDA in June of 2001. You may also hear it referred to as laproscopic adjustable gastric band surgery. Studies show this is a low-risk and effective weight loss surgery, helping patients lose more than 55% of their excess weight on average. An adjustable gastric band is used to reduce the stomach capacity, restricting food intake. This smaller-sized stomach makes you feel full and satisfied faster, helping you easily consume fewer calories and fat. Of course, the end result is weight loss. Let’s take a look at just some of the any benefits of lap band surgery.
Lap band surgery is well-known for its safety as a surgical procedure. In addition, side effects such as hair loss and nutritional deficiencies are reported less frequently with this procedure.
Lap band surgery is a far less invasive procedure than other procedures because there’s no need for intestinal re-routing. Also, stapling or cutting of the abdominal wall or bowel isn’t required. Because of less surgical intervention, you can expect less scarring and a far easier recovery period.
Customizable and Reversible
One of the great things about lap band surgery is that it can be customized in order to meet your targeted amount of weight loss. Not to mention that if adjustments need to be made, there is no need for additional surgery. The lap band can be removed at any time, although this surgery is designed specifically maintain weight loss over a long period. In fact, what’s remarkable is that this option even allows the stomach outlet to be increased so that future pregnancies can be accommodated with ease.
Lap band surgery has been used successfully as a weight loss method worldwide for years. That speaks volume for its safety and efficacy. There have been decades of scholarly study and follow-up with patients to ensure the reporting of earlier scientific findings. Finally, surgeons across the globe use lap band surgery as their preferred surgical weight loss method for all of the advantages previously mentioned.
The benefits of lap band surgery speak for themselves. If you’re interested in finding out if this procedure is right for you, Dr. Sharma will help you learn more at New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville, FL. Give us a call to set up your initial consultation.