THE LAP-BAND PROGRAM
A SAFE AND MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SOLUTION TO LASTING WEIGHT LOSS
The Lap-Band Procedure is typically performed in less than an hour and you can usually return home the same day. The flexible band is positioned around the top section of the stomach restricting the amount of food that will travel through it, consequently assisting the individual in attaining weight loss. The Lap-Band treatment does not require any sort of re-routing of the anatomy, or any type of stapling.
This will leave the patient with a gentler recovery duration than other kinds of weight reduction surgery.
- Least invasive surgical procedure
- No intestinal re-routing
- No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
- Small incisions and minimal scarring
- Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period
Fewer Risks and Side Effects
- Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass
- Reduced risk of hair loss
- No “dumping syndrome” related to dietary intake restrictions Customizable & Reversible
Customizable & Reversible
- Customized for each individual’s needs
- Only the Lap-Band can be tightened or loosened as your body or your physical needs change over time, helping to provide sustainable weight loss over the long term.
- Adjustments performed without additional surgery
- Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be adjusted
- Removable at any time
- Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions
IS Lap-Band fOR yOU?
The best way to know if a procedure is right for you is by discussing your needs and concerns with one of our highly experienced bariatric surgeons. However, if you are seriously considering the Lap-Band procedure, here are a few things you should know and keep in mind.
Success with Lap-Band requires a strong commitment to an appropriate diet. Your food choices will have a strong bearing on your success with this procedure. For instance, you may not be as successful with the Lap-Band if you ingest a large quantity of liquid calories. Additionally, with regular adjustments that help you continue losing weight, the Lap-Band is a long-term tool that gives you more power over your hunger and more control over your weight loss than ever before. On average, patients kept off 60% of their excess body weight after five years of having the Lap-Band*. Patients’ experiences and results may vary.
Join over 1,000,000 people** who have chosen the Lap-Band Program and schedule a consultation to learn how the Lap-Band can help change your life.
*Ray James, Ray Shahla. Safety, efficacy, and durability of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in a single surgeon U.S. community practice. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
** Data on file. ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
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.
For full safety information, please talk with your doctor or call Customer Support at 1-800-LAPBAND (527-2263).
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