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A smart approach to gradual, long-lasting weight loss.
Over 20 Years of Successful Weight Loss1
You deserve to live a life that you’re proud of. Unlike most alternatives, the LAP-BAND® System is a minimally-invasive approach to achieving long-term weight loss. You can achieve and maintain your weight loss goals without drastic surgery, medication, or unhealthy diets. There are other options available, but these reasons are why the LAP-BAND® may be right for you.
Surgeries like the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass result in permanent changes to your body, including partial amputation of your stomach, rerouting of organs and surgical stapling. The LAP-BAND® offers a weight loss solution that is reversible and less invasive than most alternatives. The gastric band is designed so that you can lose weight gradually at a pace that is both comfortable and safe for you.
Track Record of Success
The LAP-BAND® is backed by years of proven results1 and a large number of happy patients. The LAP-BAND® has a long track record of success, with over 860,000 bands placed around the world.2
It has been shown that 46% of excess weight can be lost one year following the gastric band procedure.1 Real results can be achieved with the help from the LAP-BAND® and living a healthy lifestyle.
A team of LAP-BAND® experts will provide you with ongoing support throughout your weight loss journey. You will learn about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, and how to achieve them. Your clinic team will provide you with the tools and techniques to lose the weight and keep it off by adopting new healthy behaviors.
A more effective approach to healthy weight loss
The LAP-BAND® can provide you with a valuable advantage throughout your weight loss journey. Losing weight with just diet and exercise is possible, but not always entirely effective or long-term. Gastric banding helps to limit the amount of food you’re eating. This can help to encourage healthy portion control and overall weight management.
A supportive aftercare program helps boost your diet and exercise efforts. A team of weight loss specialists can teach you the fundamentals of healthy eating and proper exercise. They will provide you with the techniques to implement new behaviors into your lifestyle for long-lasting results.
No permanent alterations to your anatomy.
The LAP-BAND® is a minimally-invasive weight loss solution that doesn’t require any changes to your anatomy. Alternative weight loss surgeries can result in permanent changes to your body that require cutting and amputating sections of your stomach, using hundreds of surgical staples, and rerouting your organs. These techniques change how your body digests food, and even how you absorb calories and nutrients.
Gastric banding is a less invasive approach to weight loss surgery. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, with only a few small incisions and a quick recovery time. Most patients even head home the same day. The band is adjustable and removable, so you don’t have to permanently change your body.
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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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- O'Brien, Annemarie Hindle, Leah Brennan, Stewart Skinner, Paul Burton, et al. "Long-Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Weight Loss at 10 or More Years for All Bariatric Procedures and a Single-Centre Review of 20-Year Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding." Obesity Surgery. The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care. Published online: 06 October 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3525-0
- Data on File. ReShape Lifesciences Inc.