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twells 06-23-2006 11:45 AM

lap band
 
What does anyone know about the lap band. Does it act the same way as a gastric bypass -- the difference being less invasion?

Godsend84 06-23-2006 11:56 AM

Re: lap band
 
Lap-Band surgery is the process of placing a prosthesis known as the LAP-BAND around the upper stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch that in turn limits the amount of food an individual can fit into their stomach.The procedure itself is minimally invasive as surgeons enter the stomach region via small incisions and use surgical instruments to insert the Lap-Band. The main reason for having Lap-Band surgery performed is so that the individual having it done will not only lose weight but keep the weight off as well. This is a new method that is recommended for those individuals who experience morbid obesity and have tried to lose the weight but have failed in their attempts to lose the weight and keep it off.


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