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Who Needs the Procedure
Do I really need surgery to lose weight?
Weight loss is a national obsession it seems. Although some people lose that extra 10 to 20 pounds at the gym, most gain it back eventually. However, if you are one of the millions of Americans who find that non-surgical solutions such as diet and exercise programs simply do not work for them, the lapand procedure can be the key to a new and healthier life.
Not everyone needs the procedure or qualifies.

Can I be considered for thelapband procedure?
To see if you need the LapBand® procedure, answer the following questions.
1. Do you weigh at least twice your idea weight or do you weigh at least 100lbs (45 kilos) more than your ideal weight?
Being this overweight is a very serious health risk and can cause numerous complications including hearth failure, pulmonary complications and a higher risk of certain types of cancer. Note: if you weight slightly less than this, you can still be considered for the procedure.

Being this overweight is a very serious health risk and can cause numerous complications including:
• Heart disease and stroke
• Cancer
• Sleep apnea
• Osteoarthritis
• Gallbladder disease
• Fatty liver disease
• Type 2 diabetes

1. Have you been overweight for more than 5 years?
Some people gain weight only to lose it over time.

2. Have your serious attempts to lose weight had only
short-term success?

3. Genetics can play a part in what we weigh and can make it
much harder to lose weight and keep it off.

4. Are you ready to make substantial changes in your eating habits
and your lifestyle?

The procedure will reduce your appetite and you will lose weight. But you must be willing to eat healthier and refrain from drinking alcohol in excess afterwards. The pounds don’t just come off by themselves. The procedure lasts for life and so should your commitment to the new you.
The band is not a miracle or the “easy way out” and you must still do your part to make the band work for you.
Did you answer "yes" to all of the questions? If you did, you may well qualify for the lapband procedure.

How It Works
The LapBand® is the least invasive form of surgical weight loss currently available. The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a new, smaller stomach pouch. The band is connected to an access port below the skin surface by thin, kink-resistant silicone tubing. The port allows the surgeon to adjust the size of the LapBand® system to meet your individual weight loss needs by adding or removing saline to inflate or deflate the band. This directly impacts your appetite. Tightening the band results in your feeling “full” and satisfied on much smaller portions of food.

The goal rate of weight loss is 1-3 lbs. a week. Adjustments to the band, which are performed during simple outpatient visits, are determined by your weight loss, the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten, and other health issues.

The LapBand® system has been designed for laparoscopic placement, which offers the advantages of reduced post-operative pain, no hospital stay and quicker recovery. No cutting or stapling of the stomach is required, and there is no need to bypass portions of the stomach or intestines.

It’s safe, simple and it could save your life as well as give you the keys to a new one. Click here to see how LapBand® surgery has changed the lives of people just like you. If you are ready to take the first step towards seeing a new you in the mirror, click here to contact us online. We’ll talk with your insurance company and call you to set your appointment to see the doctor. We’ll take care of everything. It just takes a few minutes.

The Lap-Band® Advantage
• Minimal Trauma.
• Least invasive surgical solution.
• No intestinal rerouting.
• No cutting or stapling of the intestinal wall or the bowel.
• Small incisions and minimal scarring.
• Reduced pain, shortest possible length of hospital stay and quickest recovery time.
• Fewer Risks and Side Effects.
• Significantly lower mortality risks than other obesity surgery procedures.
• Lower risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass surgery.
• Adjustments performed without additional surgery.
• Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened for increased nutritional needs
• Reversible.
• Removable at any time.
• Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions after the    procedure.

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