michelle

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

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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Scar from LAP-BAND Surgery?

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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Nina

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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Post-Surgical Care

Post-Surgical Care One Year After LAP-BAND

If you’ve had the LAP-BAND® Procedure for a year or longer, by now you know that your life looks drastically different than it did one year ago. However, if you’re still considering the procedure and how your life will change, this blog is for you. Read on to learn more about what you can expect […]

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Will I Need Skin Removal Surgery After LAP-BAND?

Will I Need Skin Removal Surgery After LAP-BAND?

Many people that are about to embark on the LAP-BAND® Procedure, or are at least weighing the options, wonder if excess skin removal will be necessary once they’ve lost a majority of their weight. Many patients will lose weight in excess of 100 pounds, which can cause excess skin around the belly. Some individuals may […]

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Success with the LAP-BAND

Seven Tips for Success with the LAP-BAND

The LAP-BAND® is a great tool for weight loss, but it is not a cure. It requires a major commitment and lifestyle change to achieve and maintain success. If you’re thinking about the LAP-BAND Procedure or you’ve just had it done, these seven tips will help you stay on a successful path to weight loss. […]

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Fad Diets

Breaking Up with Fad Diets

With all the diets on the market right now, it can be hard to keep track of what’s what. The truth is, fad diets do not work and it is time for a break up. When a new diet craze hits the market, everyone is talking about it. There are commercials and advertisements, and special […]

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What to Expect from the LAP-BAND® System

What to Expect from the LAP-BAND® System

Are you hoping to transform your life? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and just can’t lose the weight or keep it off? The LAP-BAND® System is the tool you need to make that important life change. It’ll help you feel better both physically and emotionally, and help you gain confidence, self-esteem, and empowerment.  […]

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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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