Spotlight on Lap Band Surgery

gastric bypass surgery HoustonOne of your weight loss surgery options near Houston is Lap Band surgery. Also known as the gastric band or gastric banding, Lap Band surgery may be appropriate for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Some people may be good candidates for this bariatric surgery if they have a BMI of 30 to 35 or higher, along with obesity-related health problems such as heart disease or diabetes. Lap Band is different from sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery because it does not involve removing a portion of the stomach or rerouting the intestines.

Instead, the bariatric surgeon places a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a smaller pouch above the band. It prevents patients from eating too much food at one time. One of the reasons why so many patients have chosen Lap Band surgery is that the silicone band is adjustable. The bariatric surgeon can periodically add more saline solution to the band if patients need to lose more weight. If the band is too restrictive, saline solution can be extracted.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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