The National Institutes of Health report that 90 percent of the people who participate in diets and weight-reduction programs do not experience significant and sustained weight loss. If non-surgical methods have not helped you lose weight long-term, you still have another option. The LAP-BAND® System is an adjustable gastric band designed to help you lose excess body weight, improve weight-related health conditions and enhance quality of life. The LAP-BAND® System procedure places a silicone ring around the upper part of the stomach which is filled with saline on its inner surface. This creates a new, smaller stomach pouch that can hold only a small amount of food, so the food storage area in the stomach is reduced. You feel full faster, and as a result, you eat less and lose weight and keep it off long-term. The LAP-BAND® System is the only adjustable and reversible weight-loss surgery available in the United States and the only weight-loss surgery approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since there is no stomach cutting, stapling, or gastrointestinal re-routing involved in the LAP-BAND® System procedure, it is considered the safest, least invasive, and least traumatic of all weight-loss surgeries.
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In most cases you must meet the following criteria before being consider a candidate for the LAP-BAND® surgery.
You must be over the age of 18 and your Body Mass Index (BMI) range must be between 35 and 60. Your BMI depends on both your weight and your height. To find out what your BMI is – use the BMI CALCULATOR provided below.
Not everyone who has a weight problem should consider surgery. It depends on whether or not you are overweight, obese, or morbidly obese. An ideal BMI is 19 to 25. If your BMI is between 25 and 30, you are thought to be overweight. If it is higher than 30, you are obese. That means you are at risk for health problems. If your BMI is 40 or more, you are said to have “morbid” obesity. A BMI higher than 35 suggests surgery might be a proper approach.
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YourLap-BandSurgery.com is here to assist you through your entire weight loss journey. Our helpful agents create a custom itenerary of travel arrangements, hotel accommodations all to suit your needs and schedule. A primary surgeons is chosen to be the overseer of your procedure and to answer any questions you may have.
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Affordable financing options have made the LAP-BAND® procedure and affordable reality. Some of our plans offer monthly payments as low as $249 a month. An add bonus is that for qualified applicants all or a portion of this procedure may be tax deductible.