Lap Band (Gastric Balloon)

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Things to know about Lap band Losing weight requires effort and patience before being achieved. Today, lap band has been introduced to help fight obesity. Lap band or the so known gastric balloon is an inflatable silicone device that is attached to the upper portion of the stomach. With the use of this device, it can create a smaller stomach pouch that can help limit the amount of food that the stomach is able to hold. Thus, a patient can minimize his or her food intake. LEARN MORE

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Things to know about Lap band

Losing weight requires effort and patience before being achieved. Today, lap band has been introduced to help fight obesity. Lap band or the so known gastric balloon is an inflatable silicone device that is attached to the upper portion of the stomach. With the use of this device, it can create a smaller stomach pouch that can help limit the amount of food that the stomach is able to hold. Thus, a patient can minimize his or her food intake.

 

Who can and cannot have Lap Bands with their Stomach?

Not everybody is qualified to have lap bands within their stomach. There are certain indications that must be observed to the patients.

If the following are observed, a patient can acquire lap bands:

ü  Ages 18 to 55 years old that already tried and undergone diet and exercise but doesn’t work

ü  Patients must have the body mass index of 100 pounds and over, over the estimated ideal weight required for his/her age.

ü  History of obesity (at least 5 generations)

Meanwhile, the following are indications that a patient is not qualified:

ü  Alcohol and drug takers

ü  Suffering from endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

ü  Cardiopulmonary failures

ü  Inflammatory diseases like ulcer, esophagitis

 

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