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What Is It Like to Have a Lap-Band?

The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) is an adjustable solid silicone ring surgically placed around the top of the stomach to create an hour glass shape helping weight loss. As a person eats with a band, the narrowed area causes food above it to stretch the ping pong ball space allowing a person to feel fuller, faster, with less without the hunger. The opening through the band is about the size of a pencil when sized correctly. The “adjustments” in the office are customized to each person and are usually only a ten minute visit. The goal for the size of the opening is to eat solid food without too much difficulty.

lap band utahI have many patients who tell me “This is the first time I have not felt so hungry all the time.” With hunger more controlled it gives the help to be satisfied on less. I ask my patients to “Eat the smallest amount that it takes to not be hungry and stop there.” Liquids with food are avoided to not lower the effectiveness of the band.

Careful eating will lessen difficulty with the narrowed area. People can eat most food but heavy meats and white bread or other “gummy” foods can problematic. Liquid calories or high calorie dense food should be avoided to have maximal benefit. Adding exercise helps as well.

The band is designed to be permanent but can be removed but then your on your own. Less than 2.5% of my patients have removed it which does require an operation.

Overall most people are happy with the band and are significantly helped with their efforts for weight loss demonstrated by the fact that it is the most common weight loss surgery in the U.S. It is the safest, only adjustable, outpatient weight loss procedure available. Look for an experienced surgeon and program for better results.

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An Alternative Approach to Weight Loss

Weight loss specialist, Dr. Darrin F. Hansen offers an alternative approach for people struggling to lose those extra pounds.

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A Lifeline for Weight Loss

Helping you conquer the mountain of excess weight

Each of us must climb mountains in our lives. If you have struggles with the mountain of excess weight there is a life line rope to help.

safe weight loss surgeryLap-Band Surgery can provide people with the assistance to make the climb. It significantly lowers hunger to ease the effort to reach your goal of better health and happiness.

Just as a rope on the mountain can save your life, many people will live longer and happier with less excess weight. The climb through life will be much more enjoyable without the extra burden many continue to carry.

Lap Band surgery is the safest surgical weight loss option available. It is places as an hour long outpatient procedure. Most people are able to return to full time desk work or light duty work in a week. And, many insurance plans now cover the procedure and financing is available to assist others as needed.

During the procedure a solid silicone ring is placed around the upper stomach to create an hourglass shape to facilitate an earlier stretch on the stomach sending signals to the brain and turn down hunger.

The amount of restriction is adjustable by a small reservoir under the skin that can be accessed in the office for customized control. Weight loss is gradual with adequate progressive narrowing of the ban opening.

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away. Contact us to learn about treatment for severe obesity and excess weight.