Lap Band MD
There are various forms of weight loss surgery available to people now including the rising popular medical practice known as gastric lap banding, which is quickly becoming the preferred choice for many people who are substantially overweight or obese.
While is true that a healthy diet and engaging in some type of exercise can reduce the weight problems, sometimes medical help is necessary when physical activity and a proper eating habits don't correct being obese. Many forget that people who are suffering from being overweight are constantly enduring pain from other conditions, some of which are a direct result, because they are overweight. It is the presence of these additional health problems that commonly becomes a factor for selecting the Lap-Band (gastric lap banding) to live a better and healthier life.
Gastric lap banding is a type of restrictive surgery in which the stomach is limited physically in the amount of food that can be passed through the stomach and digestive tract.
This type of minimally invasive weight loss surgery may not be appropriate for you, if your esophagus, stomach or intestines are not working properly as it may cause bleeding. In addition, if you've had an abdominal injury, scarring, inflammation, ulcers, esophagitis or Crohn's disease or stomach perforation it could give you complications. If you are seriously interested see a doctor for a diagnosis so they can go over your medical history to let you know if you are eligible.
Finally, a constant question that arises for women is "can I become pregnant with the lap band". Most doctors, if not all, recommend to not get pregnant during your first year of having the lap-band inserted if you are considering having children. This is so your weight can adjust. It is best to consult with your doctor to be certain. If the pregnancy is to occur after lap band surgery the band may be deflated to permit for the greater nutritional intake, but if loosening the band does not do the job, the lap band may need to be taken out entirely.
This is the one clear advantage of the lap band system is that the procedure is reversible. Therefore, if required, the band can be removed and the stomach can be returned to its earlier state. You must be prepared and have the determination to do what is required by the doctor for this or any other type of weight loss surgery to become successful. The Lap Band has helped many people live better. You can be another.