Lap Band is a bariatric weight loss procedure designed with an adjustable gastric band for significant weight loss. Many patients who proceed with bariatric surgery choose this method because it is one of the safest and minimally invasive weight loss surgeries available.
If you are like one of the many Americans struggling with weight loss, don’t lose hope. Bariatric weight loss surgery is an effect means of achieving your health goals. Not only will you lose weight fast, but you will see a drastic change in your overall health and wellness. Candidates for the Lap Band procedure must be in good health, need to lose at least 50 pounds, be at least 18 years old, have a body mass index of at least 35, and be in good mental health. If you do not meet these criteria or if you suffer from hyperphagia or polyphagia, discuss other options with Dr. Frenzel.
The Lap Band procedure is a laparoscopic procedure, where Dr. Frenzel uses a fiber optic instrument to view internal organs during surgery. This method has been proven safe and effective. The goal of this surgery is to ensure that patients see improvements in their weight loss goals, overall health, and quality of life. If you struggle with obesity and desire to make a change in your life, the lap band procedure is a highly used approach.
Diet and exercise are always recommended to achieve weight loss and health goals. However, sometimes patients experience failure with weight loss methods, making bariatric surgery the only viable weight loss method.
Lap Band procedure is specifically designed for gradual weight loss. Advantages to this method of bariatric surgery include minimally invasive, improvements to obesity-related health issues, added years to your life, and much more. Schedule an initial consultation at Advanced Bariatric Surgery to discuss all of your options and voice any concerns with Dr. Frenzel and his staff.
During the Lap Band procedure, a band—an inflatable silicone device—is placed on the upper portion of the stomach. This limits food intake and suppresses hunger. However, it is important to understand that normal digestion remains intact! Unlike other bariatric methods, Lap Band does not require any cutting or stapling of the stomach and the procedure is completely reversible. A benefit of this method is that patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
After the procedure, regular appointments are scheduled to adjust the lap band so that gradual weight loss occurs. While most patients lose the most weight during the first two years, many still experience weight loss beyond the first two years. Combined with a lifestyle change, patients report incredible success and improved energy with bariatric surgery.
When considering any bariatric surgery, remember that a lifestyle change is necessary. Healthy diet and exercises can make a huge difference in the weight loss process.