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Sometimes, gastric bypass patients do not lose as much weight as they had hoped. As disappointing as this situation can be, it does not mean that you have to give up on reaching your goals. Gastric bypass patients who are determined to reach a healthy weight often choose to try a LAP-BAND for additional help in losing the excess weight.
More and more bariatric surgeons are revising patients from gastric bypass surgery to the LAP BAND with great results. The LAP BAND is a restrictive form of weight loss surgery – it restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. By reducing the size of your stomach, you limit the amount of food that you are able to eat ant one time and you feel full sooner. Additionally, by restricting the size of your stomach opening, the band slows down the movement of food from your stomach pouch to the small intestine which helps you feel full for a longer amount of time. Overall, the LAP-BAND will once again help the gastric bypass patient eat less and thus continue to lose weight.
The LAP-BAND is the least invasive, safest weight loss surgery. The LAP-BAND is wrapped around the stomach and creates an upper pouch. A narrowed outlet is created between the new upper pouch and lower stomach. The diameter of the band can be adjusted through an access port. As the stomach outlet gets smaller, it helps reduce the amount of food you eat and makes you feel full sooner. Surgery takes less than an hour, and you can usually return to normal daily activities within just a few days!