Louisville, Kentucky sits on the Ohio River, making it a beautiful city to reside in or visit. You can ride along the banks of the river and enjoy the view of the Big Four Bridge. The Jefferson Memorial Forest has over 35 miles of scenic woodland trails for hiking and adventuring. The Parklands of Floyds Fork has five sections of park, with miles of hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and horseback riding. With gyms, wellness centers, and calisthenics gyms, there are plenty of spaces to get your fitness on, including the Mega Cavern—a cave with an underground bike park and ziplines.
You can find a list of groups that meet regularly for health and fitness here: https://www.meetup.com/find/health-wellness/
If you prefer competing and running, you can find upcoming races in the area here: https://www.runningintheusa.com/race/list/louisville-KY/upcoming
Louisville focuses on overall wellness. The city is home to phenomenal bariatric surgeons that perform the LAP-BAND® Procedure, an effective weight loss surgery that is non-anatomy altering. The procedure is performed laparoscopically for minimal scarring and recovery time, which allows patients to quickly jump into their fitness journeys. 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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