Detroit, Michigan, the Motor City, may have major ties to the auto industry and is home to great sports, but it also welcomes plenty of outdoor recreation to keep residents fit and healthy. Not only that, but as the birthplace of Motown records, it’s a city that is all about music and getting your groove on. Considered by many as a city on the rise, there is history at every corner and beautiful architecture to catch your eye as you explore the city.
Residents can spend their time dancing the night away, or they can take advantage of the beautiful parks and the beauty of living on the river. During the warmer months, residents enjoy strolls along the river that overlooks Canada. When temperatures hit below freezing, residents enjoy getting their exercise in at skating rinks at places like the gorgeous outdoor Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius Park.
Detroit residents are interested in a range of health and wellness activities, ranging from holistic wellness therapy to yoga and meditation. Find your group here: https://www.meetup.com/cities/us/mi/detroit/health-wellness/ If you want to get fit by running, or you want to challenge yourself to run a marathon, visit Run Michigan: https://www.runmichigan.com/calendar/
Detroit is home to great bariatric surgeons that offer advanced weight loss surgeries such as the LAP-BAND® System. The LAP-BAND Procedure is gastric banding procedure that is performed laparoscopically. It does not require the stomach or intestines to be rerouted such as with other bariatric procedures. Below is a list of bariatric surgeons that offer the LAP-BAND, an effective, safer, and customizable weight loss surgery option.
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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