The LAP-BAND® System is a safe, FDA approved tool that helps you feel full faster and stay full longer by reducing the amount of food you are able to eat at one time. This System helps you to gradually lose weight which gives your body time to get used to healthy eating habits. The LAP-BAND® is a more natural process that will help you keep the weight off long-term.
Unique, Minimally Invasive Procedure
Using laparoscopic techniques (small incisions with long-shafted instruments), this procedure is done in less than an hour. A few small incisions are made in the abdomen where a small camera guides the specialist during the procedure. A band is placed around the stomach to reduce the amount of food a person can eat at a time. In comparison to more invasive procedures, the recovery time is small, usually about a week.
Thousands of people are losing weight with The LAP-BAND® System
The LAP-BAND® System might be right for you if…
- You are at least 30 pounds overweight with a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid condition, or, you have a BMI of at least 40 kg/m2.
- Your serious weight loss attempts have had only short-term success.
- You are not currently suffering from any other disease that may have caused your excess weight.
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You are prepared to make major changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.
- You do not drink alcohol in excess.