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A smart approach to gradual, long-lasting weight loss.
Over 15 Years of Successful Weight Loss
You deserve to live a life that you’re proud of. Unlike most alternatives, the LAP-BAND® System is a minimally-invasive approach to achieving long-term weight loss. You can achieve and maintain your weight loss goals without drastic surgery, medication, or unhealthy diets. There are other options available, but these reasons are why the LAP-BAND® may be right for you.
Surgeries like the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass result in permanent changes to your body, including partial amputation of your stomach, rerouting of organs and surgical stapling. The LAP-BAND® offers a weight loss solution that is reversible and less invasive than most alternatives. The gastric band is designed so that you can lose weight gradually at a pace that is both comfortable and safe for you.
Track Record of Success
The LAP-BAND® is backed by years of proven results1 and a large number of happy patients. The LAP-BAND® has a long track record of success, with over 800,000 bands placed around the world.2
It has been shown that 65% of excess weight can be lost one year following the gastric band procedure. Most patients lose an average of 6 inches off the hips and waistline.3 Real results can be achieved with help from the LAP-BAND® and living a healthy lifestyle.
A team of LAP-BAND® experts will provide you with ongoing support throughout your weight loss journey. You will learn about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, and how to achieve them. Your team will provide you with the tools and techniques to lose the weight and keep it off by adopting new healthy behaviors.
A more effective approach to healthy weight loss
The LAP-BAND® can provide you with a valuable advantage throughout your weight loss journey. Losing weight with just diet and exercise is possible, but not always entirely effective or long-term. Gastric banding helps to limit the amount of food you’re eating. This can help to encourage healthy portion control and overall weight management.
A supportive aftercare program helps boost your diet and exercise efforts. A team of weight loss specialists can teach you the fundamentals of healthy eating and proper exercise. They will provide you with the techniques to implement new behaviors into your lifestyle for long-lasting results.
No permanent alterations to your anatomy.
The LAP-BAND® is a minimally-invasive weight loss solution that doesn’t require any changes to your anatomy. Alternative weight loss surgeries can result in permanent changes to your body that require cutting and amputating sections of your stomach, using hundreds of surgical staples, and rerouting your organs. These techniques change how your body digests food, and even how you absorb calories and nutrients.
Gastric banding is a less invasive approach to weight loss surgery. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, with only a few small incisions and a quick recovery time. Most patients even head home the same day. The band is adjustable and removable, so you don't have to permanently change your body.
Why Should You Choose the LAP-BAND®?
HECTOR LOST 60 LBS.
"I needed to do something to lose weight... The hardest part of it is making the decision to do it."
Hector always struggled with his weight. He would begin a diet, lose weight, and then gain it all back. With the LAP-BAND®, he is losing the weight and learning how to keep it off for good.
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.
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- O'Brien, et al. "Long-Term Outcomes After Briatric Surgery." Annals of Surgery 2013.
- Data on File (use reference 1 on "Losing Weight" page of old website.
- Robert Michaelson (use reference 2 on "Losing Weight" page of old website.