Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lap band is the way to go!

Have you heard of the Lap band System Procedure? I had not heard of it until recently, and it sounds like a great alternative to the stomach surgery that so many people are getting, now adays, for obesity. I know many people who have gotten their stomach stappled and then have had complications. Well, not anymore!

Journey Lite specilizes in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. While the concept is the same as the traditional surgery, in that it reduces the stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed, it is much safer and can be adjusted.

Basically, "during the procedure your Journey Lite surgeon will use laparoscopic techniques. This means that he or she will be making tiny incisions (rather than a large incision) and inserting special long-shafted instruments through these tiny incisions in order to wrap the inflatable silicone band around the upper part of your stomach. A narrow camera is passed through one of the incisions so your Journey Lite surgeon can view the operative site on a nearby video monitor. Like a wristwatch, the LAP-BAND ® is fastened around the upper stomach to create the new stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. The band is then locked securely in a ring around the stomach."

While I do not need this done to me, personally, I do know many people who have thought about these types of operations, and this just seems like a great way to go! Check out more about the lap band operation and let Journey Lite help answer your questions.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home