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Lap Band Surgery To Cure Morbid Obesity

English: Gastric Banding

English: Gastric Banding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even though the term lap band is usually used today, when discussing gastric banding surgery, LAP-BAND is basically, the registered trade-mark for only one kind of gastric band developed through an American business and approved in 2001 by the FDA for use within the States.

Gastric banding, which is a kind of purely restrictive weight loss surgery (that is to say that it works solely by limiting the quantity of food which can be had), contains both vertical banded gastroplasty and adjustable gastric banding. In case of lap band surgery we’re looking just at adjustable gastric banding.

The lap band system comprised a silicone ring with an inflatable inner lining which is made to be placed around the upper section of the gut. The band is then linked by a length of tubing to an access port that is placed just under the top layer of the skin during operation.

During lap band surgery the inner band is normally only provided a really minimal inflation creating a comparatively large opening between both sections of gut. It ought to be noted that the just created small stomach pouch as well as the opening between the sections of the stomach are in reality both really small although the term relative is used here.

Restrictive types of weight loss surgery are typically less difficult to perform than lap band surgery and other procedures is frequently performed laparoscopic-ally which leads to a relatively short stay in hospital as well as a fairly fast postoperative recovery. This type of surgery also avoids many of the nutritional problems seen in mal-absorption surgery (gastric bypass surgery in which food is re-routed through part of the small intestine). Finally, lap band surgery is fully reversible and removal of the band will lead to the stomach returning to its normal size.

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