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What is Lap-Band?
The Lap-Band® System is an adjustable gastric band that helps to limit the amount of food you can eat at once. Through healthy portion control and a healthy lifestyle, you can lose excess weight and keep it off, too. Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Lap-Band Program provides a weight-loss solution that is non-anatomy altering, minimally invasive, and provides proven long-term weight loss. We highly recommend signing up to start your journey today https://www.lapband.com/start-your-journey/.
Why should I choose Lap-Band over other bariatric procedures?
Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Lap-Band® program provides a weight-loss solution that is non-anatomy altering, minimally invasive, and provides proven long-term weight loss. In addition, it has the lowest complication rate and shortest recovery time. But that’s not all — visit our website http://bit.ly/LapBandDifference to learn more!
What are the other benefits of Lap-Band?
Weight loss resulting from the Lap-Band® program has been shown to resolve or improve serious obesity-related health conditions in many people, including Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and GERD.4-7 In fact, 73% of all Lap-Band Patients reported remission of their Type II Diabetes due to their weight loss after two years on the program.
In addition to chronic conditions, obesity is highly correlated with cancer risk including uterine, gallbladder, kidney, liver, and colon cancers. Recent studies have pointed to the link between obesity and higher COVID-19 complications and risk of mortality. Lowering your weight now can help protect you from avoidable risk and a possible health emergency even in the short term.
Is ReShape Lap-Band covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies will assist with the cost of the Lap-Band® program. Inquire with your insurance provider for more information about coverage. Speaking to a Lap-Band surgeon can give you a better idea of the costs, insurance coverage, and financing options that are available to you. To find a location in your area, please visit http://bit.ly/LapBandProgram or give us a call at 1-800-LAP-BAND (527-2263).
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Have additional questions?
Contact a Lap-Band Bariatric Specialist at 1-800-LAP-BAND (1-800-527-2263)
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 under 18 years of age), 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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