The Lap-Band is a minimally invasive reversible weight loss procedure. The Lap-Band works a lot like bariatric surgery, but without permanently changing your stomach or small intestine.
With the Lap-Band, your surgeon at AZ Weight Loss Clinic wraps a device around the top part of your stomach and tightens it to create a small stomach pouch.
Your small stomach pouch limits the amount of food you can eat at one time, helping you feel full faster. The Lap-Band also slows the movement of food through your stomach, so you feel full longer.
The Lap-Band is a non-surgical alternative to weight loss surgery that helps you take control of your weight. Some of the benefits of the Lap-Band include:
Though weight loss varies, you can lose up to 65% of your excess body weight during the first year. Losing weight not only improves your overall health but may also improve the management of your weight-related health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.
The Lap-Band is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour. Downtime is minimal, and you can get back to your daily routine quickly.
After placement of your Lap-Band, you start the aftercare program, which includes an online health coach who works with your team at AZ Weight Loss Clinic.
The Lap-Band helps you get in tune with your hunger while controlling the amount of food you eat. You can lose a significant amount of weight with the Lap-Band, but the program focuses on teaching you how to eat for health to sustain your new healthy weight by eating what you love.
The AZ Weight Loss Clinic team has you come in for your first Lap-Band adjustment about six weeks after the initial placement of the band. During the adjustment, your provider inserts a needle into your Lap-Band port and adds saline to tighten the band or removes saline to loosen it.
The team may have you come in for adjustments five to eight times during the first year.
Once you reach your goal weight and feel confident about your new lifestyle, the team removes the Lap-Band.
Do you want to know more about the Lap-Band procedure? Call AZ Weight Loss Clinic or schedule a consultation online today.