Lap Band Review

Editor's Review: 2.6 / 5.0

What You Should Know

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The official website for the Lap Band System tells us that this system is a minimally invasive advanced gastric band system. The Lap Band System was created by the company Allergan Inc. Allergan Inc also produces Botox. The official website for the Lap Bad System is extremely detailed and comprehensive.

Ingredients

There are no ingredients, the Lap Band System is a gastric band system.

Product Features

The official website for the Lap Band System tells us that this gastric band system has been created for those who are at least eighteen years of age and are one hundred pounds overweight or for those who weigh twice their ideal body weight. The official website contains the number of a telephone hotline should you wish to speak to someone who can advise you on whether this type of surgery may be appropriate for you. The website also contains a search engine which allows you to find a surgeon in your area who carries out Lap Band System surgery.

Allergan Inc also organises regular free seminars which are designed to give information to those who may be interested in having Lap Band System surgery. A list of contraindications for this type of surgery is listed on the website. It is not suitable for anyone suffering from any kind of heart or long disease. It s also not suitable for anyone who suffers from Chron’s disease or pancreatitis.

The list of contraindications for the Lap Band System Surgery is extensive and anyone considering this type of surgery should first read the list of contraindications carefully. The official website for Lap Band Surgery also has a number of paragraphs on the risks involved in undertaking this type of surgery, as well as information on adverse side effects that can be experienced after having this surgery. It is evident that in reading the risks associated with this type of surgery that this really is a solution of last resort after other possible solutions have been exhausted.

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Advantages

  • This may be a solution for some people who fit the criteria after all other possible solutions have been exhausted.
  • There is an extremely comprehensive and detailed official website for the Lap Band System Surgery.
  • The official website gives information on free seminars which give information regarding the Lap Band System.

Disadvantages

  • The Lap Band System is certainly not suitable for everyone.
  • This may be an expensive solution to extreme weight gain.
  • There are a large number of contraindications involved with this type of surgery.
  • Undertaking Lap Band surgery involves a number of risks.

Conclusion

The official website for the Lap Band System is commendable.There is full transparency of information regarding the risks associated with this type of surgery. The Lap Band System is only suitable for those suffering from extreme weight gain to the extent that it may be life threatening. It is certainly a solution of last resort.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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2 User Reviews about Lap Band

  • 1
    Jan Chism

    I have a friend who had lap band surgery about 2 years ago. Today she had to have the band removed because of corrosion and had a serious infection in her stomach. The band had embedded into the stomach. What causes this to happen Can it be prevented?

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  • 2
    Denise Wood

    I had Lapband surgery at Northwest Weight Loss Surgery in Everett Washington. Best thing I ever did. The Doctors are caring , understanding and do a great service. I lost 120 pounds and have kept if off!!!!

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