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Gastric band surgery can improve the quality of your life.

Gastric band surgery can improve the quality of your life.

Gastric band surgery can dramatically improve the quality of your life.  On average Patients lose 70 percent of their excess body weight over a period of two to three years.  Gradual weight loss over the ensuing few years after the procedure can bring significant improvements in health.

Lap-band surgery patients who have undergone the surgery can reduce the risk of developing severe health conditions related to morbid obesity,  such as hypertension, high cholesterol,  heart disease,  sleep apnoea,  stroke,  cancer,  type 2 diabetes,  acid reflux disease,  asthma,  and osteoarthritis.

Gastric band surgery is one of the most popular procedures at most obesity clinics and carries several advantages over other bariatric techniques. This is because it does not involve any cutting,  stapling,  or other permanent alterations to the stomach and intestines.

Gastric banding patients are quite often very motivated patients, and in the long term weight loss has the added benefit of giving the patients a more active and fulfilled sex life,  add to this an increase in self-confidence,  increased mobility,  less illness and a longer life-expectancy make this type of  weight loss very attractive for patients and surgeons alike.

Bariatric surgery does have a few known risks,  but these are normally quite rare.  One of the main risks as with any surgery is the risk of developing an infection following the adjustable lap band placement according to university of Pittsburgh medical center.  Infection symptoms such as fever,  inflammation or pain at the surgical site located around the area of the abdomen where the ring is adjusted should be reported to a doctor as soon as possible.

Following surgery you would be required to follow strict diet and fitness guidelines to ensure long-term weight loss.  The lap band will make it so that you want to eat less because you feel fuller,  but you also have to learn about your attitudes and desires when it comes to food.

If you are obese or overweight,  are desperate to loss those access pounds,  and if nothing else has worked for you before, then you owe it to yourself to find out if gastric band surgery could be the solution you are looking for.

We discovered a website which provides lots of useful information about Gastric Band Surgery and includes a handy BMI calculator. Check your BMI to see if you qualify for weight loss surgery.

For further 'Free information' and advice on gastric banding surgery and other obesity surgery options visit our resource and information site at: Gastric Band Information

How Much Does Lap Band Surgery Cost? - Nurse's Guide

How Much Does Gastric Band Surgery Cost?

If you've come to the time and place where you think your weight gain is out of control and have tried dozens of ways to lose weight and failed, you may be considering lap band surgery or adjustable lap band surgery. gastric banding has become more popular and is reversible compared to gastric bypass surgery but does come with risks.

First of all you have to meet certain requirements even to be considered for lap band surgery.

    have you tried to lose weight by normal methods such as exercise and diet plansAre classed as obese according to your BMI (Body Mass Index)

    do you suffer from any medical conditions which would make surgery difficult or dangerous

    Are you generally fit enough to undergo surgery

    are you sufficiently motivated to benefit from a gastric lap band

    has your doctor or consultant recommended you for this type of surgery

As with any type of surgery there is always a risk of problems post operation and these factors must be taken in to account by yourself and the surgeon prior to any surgery being considered.

There could also be strong medical reasons why you could be refused surgery.  For example if you suffer from any heart conditions or have a family History of Heart conditions then you may find it difficult to find a surgeon willing to undertake the surgery.

If on the other hand your consultant decides that you are suitable for surgery then you must agree to certain conditions before and after the surgery. F or example you will be required to a very strict diet for a short period prior to the surgery. The surgeon will usually give you a diet plan to follow with a target weight you must attain. this serves two purposes, firstly to be certain the you can follow a diet plan, and secondly to make sure that you can eat certain foods which you will need to eat following surgery.

Bariatric Surgery is a fairly simple process in terms of surgery because it is carried out laprascopically which means there is no major surgery involved. the recovery times are very fast and the post operative care is quite minimal from the surgeons and the patients point of view.

Following surgery the patient will be required to attend regular clinics to have the gastric band filled or adjusted. This is a minor inconvenience when you compare it to the Benefits being seen every day.

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