The Lap-Band System:
A Proven Approach to Effective Weight Loss
Lap-Band surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option for the treatment of obesity. The Lap-Band is designed to induce weight loss by limiting food consumption. It is an effective way to lose weight without hunger.
The Lap-Band procedure is unique from other weight loss surgeries because:
- It is adjustable and reversible
- The procedure is laparoscopic (small incisions; much less trauma)
- Patient care is individually customized
- The Lap-Band can be adjusted to meet your personal weight loss requirements
The Lap-Band System used with proper guidelines and support prevents overeating. You can reach fullness or satiety with less food, resulting in weight loss.
The Lap-Band can also help significantly resolve or improve certain health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, hypertension and other serious health conditions that are aggravated by obesity. Losing weight can result in:
- 93% resolution/improvement in Asthma
- 79% resolution/improvement of hypertension
- 90% resolution/improvement in type 2 diabetes
- 93% resolution/improvement of obstructive sleep apnea
- 90% resolution of GERD (reflux)
(Dixon et al. Obes Surg.1999; Dixon et al. Diabetes Care.2002.; Dixon et al. Arch Intern Med.2001.; Dixon et al. Obes Surg.1999.)
A recent article (April 10, 2007) in the Canadian Medical Association Journal recommends bariatric or weight loss surgery as an acceptable option for people for whom all other conventional weight loss methods have failed.
The adjustable gastric Lap-Band procedure is the safest of all surgical weight loss procedures. Unlike other weight loss surgeries, the Lap-Band does not cause malabsorption problems. And as the safest surgical procedure for weight loss, the Lap-Band also offers sustainable results by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold.
CIBO Clinic uses a Lap-Band implant designed and produced in the United States. The Lap-Band was approved for use by Health Canada in 1998 and FDA approved (United States) for the treatment of obesity in 2001. European and Australian surgeons have had experience using the Lap-Band since 1994. There are over 750,000 devices implanted around the world.
Is the Adjustable Gastric Lap-Band right for you?
While the adjustable Lap-Band is the safest and most sustainable form of weight loss surgery, certain criteria must be met before having the Lap-Band procedure. We can help you determine if the surgery is right for you.
Contact us today. We want you to have accurate, up-to-date information about weight loss surgeries, the Lap-Band System and CIBO Clinic’s Support Program. Our team will be happy to answer your questions about every aspect of weight loss with the Lap-Band System and anything else you might want to know about surgical solution for obesity and weight loss.
Do you want more information? You can read more about:
- How Lap-Band Surgery Works
- Advantages of Weight Loss Surgery
- Lap-Band vs. other weight loss Procedures
- Lap-Band: Not Another Diet
- Patient Eligibility
- Potential Risks