Gastric Band Benefits and Risks
Before deciding on bariatric surgery to get rid of obesity, you need to consider both the benefits and potential risks.
When you sign up for oBand procedure, it is a long-term commitment to not only reduce excess weight and reach your ideal weight, but also significantly improve your lifestyle through healthier diet, exercise programs, cutting out unhealthy patterns from your life, and more.
Being minimally invasive due to the laparoscopic procedure, LAP-BAND is generally safe. Plus it is performed in an outpatient center, cutting down on hospital stay requirement and the time you take to recover.
These are just some health benefits you begin to experience in the initial years after having undergone LAP-BAND:
A more balanced BMI, with significant reduction of extra weight
Improvements in obesity related disorders such as diabetes – type 2, high cholesterol, high BP, sleep apnea, acid reflux, etc.
These are benefits you can measure. But the ones that you cannot, are simply to be experienced, as you begin to enjoy the feel-good vibes and many psychological benefits. How does life improve after oBand? Here is what some of our former patients ((link to “Our Success Stories”) have to say.
You already know some benefits of oBand, but what about the risks? Throughout the world, the risks of complications after lap band surgery are quite minimal. Of course , depending on the person performing the surgery at a particular facility, the risk of complication may vary. We have on board a team of surgeons who have been ratified by the American College of Surgeons and the Joint Commission. We offer a top level of care, and the highest success with lowest complication rates. The statistics say it all. When you are at a consultation, your surgeon provides the information. You get to know about his/her individual success rate and complication rate, compared to global statistics.