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Sticking to Health Goals During the Holidays

Sticking to Health Goals During the Holidays

November is officially here! That means Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are right around the corner! With the holidays nearly here—no matter which ones you celebrate—cravings and temptations abound. Whether you’re a sucker for a sweet holiday drink from a coffee shop or you can’t resist a second helping of pie, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, […]

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The Importance of Hydration

The Importance of Hydration

Staying hydrated is especially important during the summer months, when it’s excessively hot and much easier to become dehydrated. If you have just had the Lap-Band® Surgery, it is even more crucial to stay hydrated. Some people can be hospitalized following bariatric surgery due to dehydration. It’s important to know the signs of dehydration and […]

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Diabetes and Obesity

Diabetes and Obesity

Diabetes has long been linked to obesity. Overweight and obese individuals increase their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which differs from type 1 (where the pancreas produces little, if any, insulin) results when the pancreas does produce enough insulin, but the cells in the body have become resistant to it. New […]

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workout routine

Refreshing Your Workout Routine

Do you feel like you’ve hit a rut with your workout routine? Has your weight loss plateaued? It might be time to switch up your workout routine, especially because many gyms are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be easy to get bored or tired with a workout routine. If you find […]

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Renewing Your Health

Renewing Your Health

Most people agree that losing a substantial amount of weight is more like a marathon than a sprint. Though all surgical procedures will help you lose weight during the first year, keeping the weight off over the long-term can be very challenging. Lap-Band® is not just a tool for weight loss; it is a tool […]

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post-surgical care

Post-Surgical Care Six Months After LAP-BAND

If you’re looking into the LAP-BAND® Surgery, it’s important to know what to expect. That means understanding how your lifestyle will need to drastically change, what happens during the surgery, how long the recovery time is, and what the rest of your life will look like. Your life will look differently one month after LAP-BAND, […]

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Meditation and Its Role in Weight Loss

Meditation and Its Role in Weight Loss

Om… Meditation has a lot more going on than just repeating “om” over and over again and taking deep breaths. The benefits of meditation positively impact numerous facets of one’s life; it doesn’t just play a role in helping you feel peaceful. Meditation can play an important role in weight loss. Losing weight and maintaining […]

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healthy food

Learning to Love Healthy Food

Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli—when these vegetables are listed, do your taste buds tingle or do you experience feelings of disgust? It can be really difficult to transition to a healthier lifestyle if your version of healthy food consists of eating French fries because potatoes are a vegetable. If you have an aversion to healthy food, […]

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Renewing Your Health

Renewing Your Health

Most people agree that losing a substantial amount of weight is more like a marathon than a sprint. Though all surgical procedures will help you lose weight during the first year, keeping the weight off over the long-term can be very challenging. Lap-Band® is not just a tool for weight loss; it is a tool […]

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Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

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.

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, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

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.

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. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, 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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