What to Note When Considering Weight Loss Surgery

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Dr. Naim from The Lap Band Center discusses the pros and cons of lap band surgery.

The Weight is Over. Choose LapBand®

With the increasing popularity of lap band surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, Dr. Naim from The Lap Band Center schools potential patients on whether this form of weight loss is the right choice for them.

As one of the foremost experts on lap band surgery, Dr. Naim’s extensive experience in this area of medicine has patients flocking from far and wide seeking consultations. He has put together several pros and cons of lap band surgery for potential patients to determine if this procedure is for them or not.

1.    Pros
The lap band surgery is the first and only FDA-approved weight loss surgery offered to patients, hence patients can have peace of mind knowing that although they are going under the knife and may come across complications, it is a relatively safe procedure. Another pro to bariatric surgery is that weight loss will be extensive. It has been reported that patients may continue to lose weight three years after surgery. If constant and healthy weight loss is the patient’s goal, then lap band surgery is the way to do it as surgery is usually paired with a healthy diet and improved lifestyle choices.

2.    Cons
Although weight loss is inherent, it is not instantaneous. Many patients fail to realize that weight loss will be gradual albeit constant. As bariatric surgery is more about making a lifestyle change for the better as opposed to a quick weight loss method, those who undergo surgery have to be patient before seeing results. Potential patients also have to keep in mind that post-surgery care is extensive. Follow up care, uncomfortable stomach sensations, nausea and the inability to eat anything for several days should be expected. Aside from regular visits to the doctor, patients are also recommended to visit a dietician for advice on what to eat post-surgery. Although it may take weeks before the patient makes a full recovery, testimonials from those who have undergone bariatric surgery have said that it was all worth it.

Potential patients who are thinking of undergoing lap band surgery should also note that not everyone qualifies for it. “Patients are usually approved for bariatric surgery if their Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 35,” said Dr Naim. “They will also be considered if they have one or more weight-related life-threatening diseases like diabetes.”

Dr. Naim attended medical school at the well-known Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his residency at New York Methodist and during his final year, was Chief Resident. His career flourished even more when he undertook a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. He has also received honors such as the Faculty Certificate of Recognition for Scientific Presentation, The Highest Research Productivity Award, and the Resident Achievement Award from several esteemed organizations. Dr. Naim also conducted extensive medical research throughout his career and offered up his findings to the field of bariatric surgery through various presentations and was published on numerous occasions.

Dr. Naim has specialized in laparoscopic gastric bypass, open gastric bypass, Revisional surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and lap band placement procedures since 2004. He currently holds the top position at The Lap Band Center and comes highly recommended by both his peers and former patients.    

To find out more about Dr. Naim and bariatric surgery, do not hesitate to contact the Lap Band Center by calling 1-800-472-4900, or visiting http://www.thelapbandcenter.com.

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