Lap band is a term I usually encounter in my profession as a medical transcriptionist, which is a weight loss surgery that uses an adjustable gastric band to help reduce food intake. It utilizes an FDA-approved Lap-Band System silicone belt that goes around the top of the stomach and results in the ability to control hunger and achieve a feeling of fullness.
Obesity carries the associated risks of other co-morbidities like high blood pressure, diabetes respiratory problems and high cholesterol, and for morbidly obese persons these pose a very high risk for premature death, with the prevalence of obesity continues to be a health concern for adults, children and adolescents in the United States.
The Lap-Band System is the least invasive and the only adjustable surgical treatment for morbid obesity in the U.S. It has a very high likelihood of success and is performed around the world. Although lap band is a minimally invasive procedure, it is best to be informed of the risks and benefits of this weightloss procedure, and to do research on whether the Lap-Band System is right for you. Further information on lap band can be found just by dialing 1-800-GET-SLIM, and surfing the internet for the lap band advantages, lap band testimonials, and success stories of lap band before and after.