Lap-Band Surgery is the Least Invasive Bariatric Procedure Available Today
Obesity is a serious health concern that Beverly Hills Physicians takes very seriously. Obesity currently affects approximately one-third of the American population, and one that needs to be addressed before the next generation of children is also affected. The problem of obesity is far from being a simple cosmetic concern, as excess body weight can lead to numerous health problems. Extra pounds on the body affect every bodily system, and these obesity-related health conditions, called comorbidities, often shorten life after years of battling problems such as high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.
Fortunately, lap band surgery can help you get your life back on track. This minimally-invasive bariatric surgery involves the implantation of an adjustable silicone gastric band – a device known as the lap band, short for “laparoscopic gastric band.” The procedure does not change any aspect of the digestive system through invasive cutting, stapling or intestinal rerouting. In fact, the body continues to digest nutrients in the same manner as before the surgery, because everything in the digestive system is left intact. The only change to the digestive system is the implantation of an adjustable, removable band that tightens around the uppermost part of the stomach to limit its capacity.
Another bariatric procedure offered at BHP is gastric sleeve in Beverly Hills. This procedure is also highly effective and more appropriate for some patients versus others. To learn more about lap band or gastric sleeve procedures, please contact us today to learn more about attending a FREE educational seminar. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!