LAP-BAND City Pages

Atlanta, Georgia  Atlanta, Georgia, is the most populous city in the state of Georgia and the 37th most populous in the United States. Its large economic center makes it the ninth largest metropolitan in the country. It was recently named one of the healthiest cities to live in the nation, making it the place to […]

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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

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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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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Gaining Control Over Emotional Eating

When you’re upset or stressed, do you find yourself over-eating or eating unhealthy foods? Maybe when you’re happy you give yourself a treat by enjoying a sugary coffee drink. When it’s a tough Monday, you allow yourself an extra slice of pizza. When you’re celebrating and drinking with your friends, you decide to indulge in […]

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Finding Success with LAP-BAND: Michelle’s Story

Countless individuals have found success with the LAP-BAND® Program. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, and there is no rerouting of the stomach or intestines, so patients are able to recover quickly and start their health journeys. The procedure is adjustable, which makes it a great option for many people who need to lose a significant […]

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Adjusting to New Life with your LAP-BAND

Before you have the LAP-BAND® Procedure done, you will need to commit to making a life change. While the LAP-BAND is a non-anatomy altering, reversible procedure, it still requires lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a specific way of eating. Thankfully, there are great resources to help you adjust following your procedure.  Dietary Changes […]

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Will I have a Scar from LAP-BAND Surgery?

If you’re considering the LAP-BAND® Procedure, you probably have a long list of questions. There are plenty of stories out there, but you don’t trust any random person, and you know that everyone is different. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Thankfully, we’re here to answer the questions you might not have otherwise read […]

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Success Story Spotlight: Nina

LAP-BAND® can be a successful tool for many people. Nina was one of those individuals who found success with the procedure. There are numerous benefits to the procedure that make it a great choice for many individuals. Weight Loss Nina Brown was 360 pounds when she decided it was time to make a change. She […]

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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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