ON AVERAGE, LAP-BAND® PATIENTS LOSE
65% of their excess weight at 1 year.1
With the LAP-BAND® in place, patients safely and effectively lose weight and keep it off long-term.
WHY CHOOSE THE LAP-BAND®?
The Weight Loss Solution You've Been Looking For.
The ultimate reason to consider the LAP-BAND® System is that you want to transform your life. You want to be able to enjoy a morning bike ride, or go on a second honeymoon, or chase your kids around the yard. You just want to feel better, both physically and emotionally. But first, you have to lose the extra weight – safely and intelligently.
The LAP-BAND® System can help you do that. It has been proven to provide significant weight loss – weight loss that lasts.
Significant Results in 1 Year
The LAP-BAND® is proven to provide an average of 65% excess weight lost at 1 year1. It's an effective way to lose weight gradually and keep it off long-term.
Does Not Alter Anatomy
A minimally-invasive procedure places the band around your stomach to reduce the amount of food that you can eat at one time. No amputation of the stomach is required.
On average, patients kept off 60% of their excess body weight after five years of having the LAP-BAND®. Most tend to lose about 6 inches off their waistline and hips.2
Weight loss following the LAP-BAND® procedure has been shown to improve or resolve serious weight-related medical conditions, such as diabetes and asthma3-6.
HOW IT WORKS
Safe and Effective Gastric Band Technology
The LAP-BAND® is an adjustable gastric banding system that has been designed and engineered to help with safe and effective weight loss. Since 1996, over 800,000 people worldwide have chosen the LAP-BAND® System, with hundreds of thousands achieving lasting, healthy weight loss.7
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HOW THE LAP-BAND® CAN HELP YOU
Feel full faster. Stay full longer.
The LAP-BAND® helps you to feel full faster and stay full longer. It has been proven to provide significant weight loss and even help improve weight-related medical conditions. This can help you to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
- Limit Food Intake
The LAP-BAND® procedure helps to reduce the amount of food consumed at at one time, helping you feel full faster and stay full longer.
- Gradual Weight Loss
The LAP-BAND® is designed to help you lose excess weight at a gradual and healthy pace. This will help produce results that are effective and long lasting.
- Adjustable Band
The LAP-BAND® can be adjusted to meet your personal needs and weight loss goals. Your LAP-BAND® clinic can help you to discover what is best for your health.
JESSICA LOST 115 LBS.
"I decided that I needed to change, and I was the only person who could do that."
The LAP-BAND® helped Jessica to completely transform her life. She wasn’t happy with herself and found constant struggle in her daily life. Jessica feels that the LAP-BAND® has been an overall positive experience for her.
Are you looking for a change in your life? Jessica’s story just might inspire you to take the first step and transform your life.
Are you ready to take control of your life?
The LAP-BAND® System is an effective weight loss solution that doesn’t involve tactics like diet pills or invasive surgery. Choosing the right weight loss practice can help you achieve your goals and keep the weight off indefinitely. A qualified physician can provide you with personalized, quality care and supportive encouragement throughout your weight loss journey.
Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information
Indications: The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.
Contraindications: The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.
Warnings: The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.
Adverse Events: Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.
CAUTION: Rx only.
- Robert Michelson, Diane K. Murphy, Todd M. Gross, and Scott M. Whitcup. LAP-BAND® for Lower BMI: 2-Year results from the Multicenter Pivotal Study. Obesity (2013) 21: 1148-1158.
- Ray James, Ray Shahla. Safety, efficacy, and durability of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in a single surgeon U.S. community practice. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
- Dixon John, Chapman Leon, O’Brien Paul. Marked Improvement in Asthma After LAP-BAND® Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Obesity Surgery. 1999.
- Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Health Outcomes of Severely Obese Type 2 Diabetic Subjects 1 Year After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Diabetes Care, Volume 25, Number 2. February 2002.
- Dixon John, Schachter Linda, O’Brien Paul. Sleep Disturbances and Obesity: Change Following Surgically Induced Weight Loss. Arch Intern Med/Vol 161. Jan 8, 2001.
- Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Obesity: The Effect of LAP-BAND® Placement. Obesity Surgery: 1999.
- Data on file. Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. Austin, TX. December 2012.