Who Is a Good Candidate For Gastric Band Surgery?

Your Medical Practioner is the only person who can decide if gastric band surgery is right for you. However, there are some criteria that most Medical Practioner use when making that decision. These include the following.

Having a body mass index (BMI) above 35 or 40+ with other weight-related health issues.

Are between 18 and 55 years of age.

Have tried alternative methods of weight loss systems within the last year with dissapointing success.

Have at least 5 years of obesity.

Understand the risks and benefits of gastric bariatric surgery.

Are highly motivated to follow the diet and fitness guidelines that accompany gastric banding surgery for long-term weight loss.

Some conditions that would make you a poor candidate for gastric bariatric lap band surgery include having an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal system, or those who are allergic to the materials in the gastric lap band system or cannot tolerate an implanted device such as the gastric band.

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Gastric band surgery is not suitable for everyone so please be mindfull of this and research the subject and consult your MD before you make any decission.
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