What are the advantages of the adjustable gastric band?
This procedure gained popularity at a fast rate in the early 2000’s and the main reason is that the lap band results and benefits are various being at the same time one of the least invasive surgical procedures for weight loss, therefore leading to low morbidity rates with acceptable weight loss results. It is nowadays considered a good option for low and mild obesity grades, patients whose BMI’s are not very high. We list you here the main advantages, results and benefits of the lap band.
- It is the least invasive bariatric surgical procedure with the lowest morbidity rate.
- Completely reversible*
- Adjusts to every patient’s needs.
- 25 to 40-minute procedure.
- The stomach is not stapled or cut.
- Fullness and satisfaction is achieved with just small portions of food.
- The reduced intake of food results in dramatic weight loss.
- No need for uncomfortable pre-operative intestinal or colon cleansing
- You should expect and approximate.
In addition to the benefits listed above, gastric band surgery is also beneficial because it is performed laparoscopically. Therefore, the surgery only requires four very small incisions, allowing for minimal postoperative pain and scarring, a quick recovery, and a decreased risk of infection or hernia formation.
As with any other weight loss procedure, the lap band results can vary from one patient to another depending on how committed is to the lifestyle that this surgery represents, in average, you should expect to lose around 50% of the excess weight after a period of time between 12 and 18 months.
This is approximate, many patients under the proper guidance and close contact such as the one you will have with Obesity Free, can get to their goal weight. We actually have patients who have lost close to 100 lbs with this procedure and are now in their ideal body weight!
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About Dr. Rosales
Dr. Gabriel Rosales, a leading bariatric surgeon in Mexico and head of Obesity Free, is focused on the surgical treatment of patients who have struggled with excess weight for years. For Dr. Rosales, there is no better reward than having a satisfied patient who has achieved his/her weight loss goals. His key to success is a well-developed surgical technique and quality medical care from beginning to end.