Why Have Weight Loss Surgery?
We believe lifestyle solutions are the key to weight loss, but lets be clear: you can be eating properly and still not loose weight. For most people who have 50 lbs of weight to lose, they simply won’t lose it without additional help that weight loss surgery provides This was first pointed out by Dr. Paul O’Brian’s group out of Australia where they compared the band against a very low calorie diet for people who had 50 pounds of weight to lose. The band was clearly the winner. Since then more groups have shown that the band or plication are effective for weight loss in patients who were merely overweight.
There is no effective diet solution, diets fail. True lifestyle changes don’t. The band and the plication providean internal bio-feedback allowing you to feel full with less, or to suppress appetite. Small meals will satisfy and keep you satisfied for hours with a properly adjusted band or a plicated stomach.
Both the plication and the band safer than any other weight loss operation. The LAP-BAND can adjust to your needs. With the LAP-BAND and the plication are not just another diet, it is a tool to transform.
Advantages of the LAP-BAND® and Plication
- Safest Weight Loss Surgery
- Less Invasive
- No cutting, stapling, or rearranging of the intestines
- Avoids serious osteoporosis from calcium deficiency
- No “dumping syndrome”
- No “stretched out” pouch causing weight regain
- Avoids unhealthy muscle wasting from protein deficiency
- Less expensive if you have to pay for the operation
- The LAP-BAND can be opened to allow extra nutrition in cases of illness, pregnancy, or medical conditions
Identical weight loss to the RNY or gastric after three years for the band. The plication has similar weight loss as the gastric sleeve. RNY bypass patients have a “golden window” of weight loss lasting 18 months. After this period of time up to 25% regain weight back to their original weight. LAP-BAND patients continue to lose weight even after three years. Experience – Results – Compassion – Dedication – Empathy.