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The Advantages and Disadvantages to Lap Band

If you’ve made the choice to have weight loss surgery, your decision making process isn’t over yet. You still have to select the type of bariatric surgery that’s right for you. Beverly Hills Physicians performs two major procedures: Lap Band and gastric sleeve. The decision should be discussed with your surgeons, taking in mind your personal situation and medical history. Lap Band is one of the most popular weight loss procedures, with many pros and cons.

The Lap Band procedure consists of placing a silicone ring around the upper part of the stomach. It creates a small pouch in the stomach that can only contain a small amount of food, therefore you will fill up quicker when eating. Unlike gastric sleeve, the procedure is reversible, which is one of the reasons why some patients prefer it. Recovery time after the procedure is quick since it is minimally invasive. Lap Band can also be adjusted later on if need be without additional surgery.

Results with Lap Band are favorable, promoting long term weight loss in patients as long as they maintain a healthy lifestyle afterwards. However, if you’re unhappy with the results, Beverly Hills Physicians also performs Lap Band revision to gastric sleeve surgery. The talented team of surgeons and wellness experts at BHP can help you choose the right surgery for your circumstances. If you want to find out more about the procedures, have any questions answered, or set up a surgical appointment, call our offices today for a free consultation.

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