Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery

Lap-Band surgery in Canada is becoming more and more popular. Thousands of people across the country have benefited from sustainable weight loss made possible by the Lap-Band procedure.

Lap-Band Weight Loss Surgery

The Lap-Band works by allowing you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food. The Lap-Band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch that fills with each bite of solid food that is eaten. Signals are sent to the brain, which responds by thinking the entire stomach is full. Food moves into the lower, larger part of the stomach at a controlled rate and is digested and absorbed unchanged from the way it was prior to the procedure. Even though you’re eating less, you will feel satisfied and no longer hungry.

How does Lap-Band work?

The Lap-Band is connected to a thin tube that leads to a “port” located under the skin but on top of the abdominal wall muscle. As you lose weight and chew your food more and eat slowly, the opening of the band may require adjustments in order to maintain the feeling of satiety. This is achieved by injecting fluid (saline) into the port, which fills the balloon on the inside of the Lap-Band. The Lap-Band system is produced by Apollo Endosurgery, a medical device company with products are offered in over 80 countries. Apollo is focused on developing minimally invasive obesity treatments using device based therapies to lower complication rates and reduce surgery costs.

Lap-band Puts You in Control!

The goal with the Lap-Band is to make it so that small meals are satisfying. Patients are able to go longer between meals, with hunger and constant craving for food subsiding. Imagine the freedom of controlling what you eat, without food controlling you!

It is important to note that individual lap-band results may vary. A specific outcome or permanent, long-term results for individuals cannot be guaranteed.

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Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery last modified: August 4th, 2017 by Centric Health
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