LAP-BAND® System is an option to be considered by people who have an urgent need to lose weight. Obesity poses significant health risks and according the National Institutes of Health, is associated with diabetes, cancer, coronary disease, stroke, respiratory problems, sleep apnea and much more. With LAP-BAND® surgery, substantial weight loss can be achieved in a greatly reduced amount of time.

LAP-BAND® System is performed by placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach. This is accomplished laparoscopically. The band results in a smaller upper stomach pouch and narrows the stomach outlet. This results in an increased feeling of fullness and ensuing reductions in food intake. Substantial weight loss is commonly found in patients who have had LAP-BAND® surgery.

The band is adjustable and performed on an outpatient basis in mere minutes. LAP-BAND® System surgery is the only such adjustable and reversible weight loss surgery procedure. It is highly effective and safe. More than 200,000 LAP-BAND® surgeries have been performed worldwide. It is minimally invasive: small incision, no intestinal re-routing, and shortened hospital stay.

Candidates for LAP-BAND® System surgery ...

  • weigh twice or more of their normal, ideal weight.
  • have been seriously overweight for 5 or more years.
  • are not suffering from other diseases that caused overweight condition.
  • previous serious weight loss attempts have failed.
  • are at least 18 years old.

The physicians of Lake County General Surgery are well trained and highly experienced in performing LAP-BAND® System surgeries. Their group is recognized as one of the leading bodies of expertise in lLAP-BAND® procedures. They have successfully helped numerous patients throughout Lake County and northern Illinois who have an urgent medical need to lose weight.

References & Video : LAP-BAND® System of Inamed Health

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