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Lap Band - Approximately 33 Percent of Adults in America are Obese LAP BAND Surgery Can Improve Your Life
Date:12/8/2008

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lap Band or the adjustable gastric banding surgery is a minimally-invasive operation used as an alternative medical weight loss intervention in severely obese individuals. Studies show with the FDA approval in 2001; Lap Band surgery to be safest effective procedure for weight loss.

The Lap Band is an adjustable band that is made from silicone and it makes the stomach smaller so that you eat less. It works on the principle of hydraulics. There is an adjustable port which is placed under the skin of the abdominal wall and the doctor can adjust the tightness of the band by adding or reducing fluid from the band. This procedure is only used as a medical weight loss intervention for severely obese people. There are physical requirements that are considered as standard by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to receive the Lap Band surgery. Most insurance companies will pay for part or all of the cost of the procedure if the requirements are met. You will have to be classified as severely obese or morbidly obese and not just obese in order take advantage of the insurance benefits. The cost is anywhere from $15000 to $35000.

The Lap Band surgery is reversible. This means, the stomach is neither cut nor stapled and there is no rerouting of the intestinal tract. Most of the serious complications that occur from gastric bypasses are mainly due to the cutting and rerouting of the intestinal tract which can cause severe infections. With Lap Band surgery, vomiting and nausea are the most common risks and similar to any other surgery, infection and bleeding can occur. There is always a chance that the band can slip and it will need to be placed in its proper spot again.

Lap Band weight loss procedures may present a risk to those who suffer from esophagitis, Crohn's disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems. However, don't lose hope. Having one of these conditions does not automatically preclude you from getting the Lap Band. But most of all, one of the reasons that Lap Band surgery is so popular is the fact that it has the potential to be reversed and has fewer complications than other weight loss surgeries.

About Top Surgeons Inc.

Top Surgeons Inc. is made of the finest staff of Weight Loss Surgeons and surgeons from other specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Gastroenterology and Podiatry in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and beyond who work together to bring the best possible results for patients all under one roof. At Top Surgeons, you can expect nothing less than high standard of quality combined with a very high standard of patient care and customer service.

Top Surgeons mission is to offer you detailed information and answer frequently asked questions about any surgical or laser procedures you may be considering so that you can make a truly informed decision about your treatment.

The plastic, cosmetic and lap band surgeons are highly skilled in the use of minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques, resulting in significantly reduced scarring and much faster recovery time. This depth of knowledge, coupled with experience and access to a diverse array of advanced therapies, enables Top Surgeons to offer a standard of care rarely matched in the industry. The surgeons emphasize the use of laser technology wherever possible to replace more invasive procedures and ensure excellent outcomes for patients.

You can call Top Surgeons at 1-800-953-5000 or request an appointment online at Topsurgeons.com. They have offices in Beverly Hills and 5 other locations (Palmdale, Valencia, Apple Valley, West Hills, and Bakersfield) in and around Los Angeles County to keep you healthy and looking beautiful!

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