San Antonio, TX
San Antonio is quickly growing, acting as the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous in Texas. With a Parks and Recreation Department that offers Free Fitness Programs, San Antonio is the place to be if you’re hoping to lead a healthy lifestyle. The programs, which reach all communities, are called Fitness in the Park! and you can enjoy group and individual boot camp, yoga, Zumba, tai chi, hiking, biking, walking, and running. Additionally, there are fitness studios, gyms, resorts and spas, and boutique fitness studios galore.
There are great trails throughout the city, including a fifteen-mile-long River Walk that also serves as a landmark pedestrian promenade. Great trails can be found here: https://www.traillink.com/city/san-antonio-tx-trails/
You can find a list of fitness groups and like-minded individuals in the area here: https://www.meetup.com/find/health-wellness/
San Antonio isn’t just focused on fitness, but overall health as well. There are smoke and tobacco-free parks and plazas. The Health District offers healthy eating and active living tips, as well as valuable resources to help residents manage their health. San Antonio is also home to great bariatric surgeons that offer advanced weight loss surgeries such as the LAP-BAND® System. Performed laparoscopically, the LAP-BAND is a gastric banding procedure that does not reroute the stomach or intestines like 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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