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The Dangers of the Lap Band

lap-bandAre you constantly trying to lose weight, but fighting a losing battle? Are you more than 100 pounds over the recommended weight for your height? You may be a candidate for a procedure, called lap band surgery. Lap band surgery is an acronym for the procedure known as Laparoscopic Gastric Banding. It is done using the Laparoscopic Technique and requires making 3 to 5 incisions of about 1” each. The surgeon inserts a small camera attached to a tube into one of the incisions and views the procedure on a monitor. The other incisions are for the medical instruments the surgeon will use and for the placement of the silicone band around the upper portion of the stomach. The band can then be adjusted by a “port” to restrict the flow of food into the stomach. The port is small reservoir connected to the lap band by a tube, and attached to your abdominal wall with sutures read more »