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Lap Band Surgery / REALIZE Band
Lap Band surgery is the only adjustable and reversible weight-loss surgery available in the United States today and is performed by making several tiny incisions in the upper abdomen. Small instruments – including a laparoscopic camera – are inserted through these tiny incisions into the abdomen. A silastic band is securely placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger stomach. Once the band is in place and secure, the surgical instruments are removed and all incisions are closed.
The benefits of lap-band are many: the band restricts food intake without cutting or rerouting the small intestines, greatly reducing the risk of complications. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, letting you get back to your routine within days.
The lap-band can be adjusted allowing for continued long-term weight loss.
Some advantages of Lap-Band surgery:
- 1-2 pound / week weight loss
- Proven success
- Low complication risk
- Long-term control
- Shorter recovery period
- Doesnt interfere with bodys normal digestive process
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic bariatric surgery that permanently reduces the stomach to just 15% of its original size. It reduces the food storage portion of the stomach so that much less food is required to make you feel full. Sleeve Gastrectomy also eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces Ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.
This weight loss surgery takes less than an hour to perform and requires a 23 hour stay at the surgery facility.
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