Severely obese people know that when dieting and exercising fails to produce positive results, weight loss surgery, also known as Bariatric surgery, may be their only solution. Obesity is rarely an isolated situation, it is often associated with, or contributes to, other health conditions such as sleep apnea, diabetes, heart and lung problems, and mobility issues.
Lap-Band Surgery Overview
Lap-band surgery is the least invasive form of Bariatric operations. It’s also the safest procedure because it does not remove any part of your digestive tract and it’s reversible. Lap-band surgery is the abbreviated name for Laparoscopic-banding and is also known as gastric-banding.
Lap-band surgery requires a short stay in the hospital. Your surgeon will tell you when you can return to work when to resume normal activities, and when you’ll need follow-up office visits. You’ll receive detailed instructions on what foods, and in what amounts, you can and cannot eat with a lap-band, and if you need to take any supplements. You’ll be restricted to liquid or pureed foods for the first few weeks after surgery. When needed, the band can be adjusted in the surgeon’s office or clinic.