Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
Dr. Naim from The Lap Band Center discusses whether or not certain patients qualify to undergo lap band surgery. Dr. Naim also shares the benefits of this weight loss method that is taking the world by storm.
Also known as bariatric surgery, the lap band is the first ever Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gastric bypass band for use in weight loss surgery. This alone speaks volumes about the effectiveness of the lap band method of weight loss. Furthermore, lap band surgery is not a form of cosmetic surgery and is therefore covered by most insurance policies. Additionally, patients who have undergone lap band surgery say that one of the many factors that pushed them to go for it is the minimal risk involved.
Dr. Naim explains this claim by reiterating, “As with other surgeries, there is definitely a risk but the fact that lap band surgery is done laparoscopically, also known as the “keyhole” method, there is minimal scarring involved which means the healing process is quicker as opposed to other methods of surgery.”
The surgery encompasses the insertion of a band around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, which creates a small pouch. This reduces the patient’s stomach capacity which causes the patient to achieve an earlier feeling of satiety than usual. This induces long-term weight loss as less food is consumed. As the lap band is adjustable, it can be easily tightened or loosened by the doctor, thus controlling the patient’s level of satiety. It is also reversible and can be removed at any time.
1. Who qualifies?
According to Dr. Naim, not everyone qualifies for this form of bariatric surgery. Ideally, the patient should be at least 30 pounds overweight before considering lap band surgery. In addition to that, if the patient suffers from one or more obesity-related disease, he or she will greatly benefit from lap band surgery. Obesity-related diseases vary from patient to patient, with many of them suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Obesity also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and organ failure. With lap band surgery, the patient will lose weight consistently, hence reducing the risk of living with one or more of these diseases.
2. Why do it?
The benefits far outweigh the risks. Aside from the fact that patients are less at risk when it comes to obesity-related diseases, the weight loss also offers them a new lease on life. According to Mashima Jones who underwent lap band surgery eleven months ago, “I have never felt better and I know that losing all that weight has helped me become the person I have always wanted to be.” According to Jones, her shrunken form no longer warrants snide looks from strangers on the street and she is no longer the brunt of mean-spirited jokes. “I can now do all the things that I could never do when I was overweight, like bungee jumping, riding a roller coaster and wearing a short skirt,” Jones said.
Potential clients of The Lap Band Center are urged to speak to Dr. Naim about bariatric surgery. The Lap Band Center is now offering a free consultation session for first time patients, the main purpose of which is to properly educate and inform interested candidates on lap band surgery. Information about Lap band cost or Dr. Naim can be contacted by calling 1-800-472-4900, or visiting http://www.thelapbandcenter.com.