Helpful videos and resources to give you the support and guidance you need during your journey.
Where are you in your weight loss journey?
Whether you are at the beginning of your weight loss journey or have had your LAP-BAND® for many years, there is a place for everyone here. We all have one thing in common: our LAP-BAND®. These resources are meant to help you begin, improve and succeed on your journey. Take some time to explore these resources to find the support and guidance you need.
Finding the Right Solution
It’s important that you find a weight loss solution that you are comfortable with and is safe for you. Your health is always a top priority. A LAP-BAND® specialist can determine if you are qualified for the LAP-BAND® weight loss program.
Explore the Benefits
Learning about the weight loss options available to you can be overwhelming, and even frustrating. A LAP-BAND® specialist can explain how the gastric band works and resolve any questions or concerns you may have.
Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information
Indications: 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.
Contraindications: 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 (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.
Warnings: 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.
Adverse Events: 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. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, 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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