Here are the Lap Band surgery basics...
surgery is another form of bariatric surgery, which essentially creates
a smaller stomach, causing you to eat less.
course, we all know that eating less, while eating proper foods, causes
you to decrease
calorie intake, leading to weight loss.
of course, the above is an over simplification. But it does cover the
lap band surgery basics.
What is Lap Band Surgery?
Band Surgery takes its name from the type of surgery (laproscopic), and
from what is being done (gastric banding). Now, there is
actually a Lap-Band device, which is Patented in the US as the only
approved device for Lap Band Surgery by the FDA.
Surgery basically is the process of using multiple small incisions,
instead of a large one, to place a band around the stomach which can be
expanded, causing the diameter of the passage between the now bisected
stomach parts to decrease or increase in size.
of Lap Band Surgery
Well, so far as surgeries go...
safety of stomach band surgery over the short life span that it has had so
far seems to be pretty good. Statistics show issues in between 1/3 of a
percent and 1 percent. A lot of the variability in the safety of lap
band surgery comes from the quality of the doctor and hospital doing
the work, as well as the after care taken by the patient. If you go to
a quality doctor, and follow the post surgery treatment and diet, the
chances of problems with your lap band surgery are lower than the
chance that you will have obesity related issues if you don't lose the
Lap Band Horror Stories
as with any type of major surgery, there are going to be Lap Band
If you go looking for them, you will find
stories of infections that got out of control, lapband slippage,
ANY Major surgery has the chance of
something going Horribly wrong.
These are the reasons that any
reasonable doctor will pre-qualify you before doing this surgery. If
your doctor doesn't require the lap band surgery basics of being
morbidly obese, having
a psych evaluation, and some pre surgery consultations or
presentations, you should run in the other direction and look to
another Doctor if you feel that you must have this surgery.
with Lap Band
After stomach band surgery, you will be on a very
restrictive diet, which is all part of the lap band surgery basics.
being on a liquid only diet for a week or two, followed by pureed foods
only for another week or two. You will begin to start introducing solid
foods into your eating schedule once again.
Now that you have
put a constricting band around your stomach, there are 2 chambers to
your stomach. The first one is separated from the second one by a
passage, roughly the size of a dime.
Which can be expanded
or contracted by a doctor injecting or removing liquid from the band.
with lap band means that you will only be eating about half a cup of
food at any one sitting, and spending at least 30 minutes making sure
you properly chew that food to make sure that you don't get anything
stuck in that new passage between stomach partitions.
means that you should no longer be consuming liquids right before,
during, or right after each of these small meals. Because doing so,
causes too much food to slip past the hole, and leads to over
consumption, negating the effects of having this surgery in the first
Cost of Lap Band Surgery
of Lap Band Surgery basics starts at 8 to 11 Thousand dollars and goes
up from there. There is the cost of the doctors to do the lap band
surgery, as well as the hospital in which the procedure is done.
onto those, the services of a nutritionist and a psychologist who will
help make sure that you are prepared to deal with what is going to
happen to your body, and help you eat properly after the surgery so
that you don't have complications from not eating the right foods.
funny when I read articles that say the cost of lap band surgery is not
really that great when you take into consideration that you will be
spending less money on food. I would estimate the change in cost of
food to be a wash, once you figure in the increased costs of taking
vitamins and supplements to allow you to get proper nutrition
without eating very much actual food at all.
Band Surgery Failure
Lap Band Surgery failure could be caused
by a number of things.
The most risky of which would be by
shoddy work by the doctor implanting the device. This type of stomach band
surgery failure can be mitigated by using a quality surgeon and
hospital to have the procedure done.
Failure to follow lap
band surgery basic post care instructions is the biggest cause of lap
band surgery failure.
If you don't follow the procedures
outlined for you during recouperation time, you can increase your
chances of major complications from the surgery.
consider lap band surgery failure if you don't continue to lose weight.
Well, the reality is, that if the procedure and healing goes off as it
should. The only way this will fail to produce lasting results is if
the patient does not follow the prescribed diet, and takes in high
calorie foods and liquids, which will cause weight gain instead of loss.
Versus Gastric Bypass
Trying to compare LapBand versus
Gastric Bypass, is kind of like trying to compare Bananas versus Apples.
is a reversible procedure, where as Gastric Bypass generally is not
(though some can be).
LapBand surgery merely creates a small
pouch at the top of the stomach causing you to feel full and satiated
quickly and easily. Gastric Bypass actually decreases the size of the
stomach, but also literally bypasses a portion of your intestines as
well so that you don't absorb as much from the food either.
does not have the incredibly unpleasant side effects when you go off
the proscribed diet that Gastric Bypass does.
post lap band diet is incredibly restrictive in terms of what you can
eat. Foods that are hard to digest normally, must be very carefully
considered and thoroughly broken down before being swallowed after
surgery. The post lap band diet is very similar to the Gastric Bypass Diet
in what you will be able to eat, and how much of it.
lap band surgery you will have to practice most of the 7 habits of
weight loss, minus eating more often, in order to maintain the weight
After lap band surgery, steak and other hard to digest
foods may no longer even be an option for you.
lap band surgery basics, is just that...
An over view of what
lap band surgery is going to do to you.
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