In cases of morbid obesity, lap band surgery has become a phenomenal weapon in the fight against fat. This forty-minute procedure can change the life of someone forever, resulting in permanent weight loss, a healthier way of eating and all the benefits which come from being slender instead of obese. The stomach is simply banded (like a belt being pulled) into two sections, the small upper part and the larger lower part. The band is inflatable and through it, the stoma (outlet) of the stomach is controlled, hence affecting the flow of food into the intestine.
Candidates for lap band are carefully selected. A good look will be taken of their eating habits, underlying medical conditions, whether they smoke or drink, what type of psychological problems could be causing them to overeat; all so that they may be treated. For example, patients may suffer from anxiety or depression (treatable) or be overeating as a result of childhood sexual abuse in a subconscious effort to make themselves less attractive.
This banding procedure is completely reversible, and adjustable too. The band can be made tighter or looser by simply adjusting the amount of saline within the reservoir, through the use of a fine needle. The band can be removed by surgery entirely should any unforeseen adverse reactions (rare) occur or the patient wishes to have a baby, or starts to suffer from an illness.
It is sometimes the only option for people who have been turned down for the more invasive techniques of gastric bypass. As a guideline, most bariatric surgery will only be considered for people who have a mass body index of forty or more. To be considered for surgery at slightly less than that body mass index, the patient will only be considered if they have hypertension or diabetes, to qualify. People with a body mass index of less than thirty-five will usually be turned away and therefore banding surgery will be preferable in these cases, due to it being safer and quicker.
The technique is preferable to other types of gastric bypass as not only is there less scarring, but recovery is shorter and requires a smaller amount of time in hospital. It is also non-invasive which makes it preferable. As a general rule, people over the age of sixty-six and under eighteen should not really submit themselves to gastric surgery; however, as every case is decided on its own merits, lap band may be a possibility.
A slower weight-loss rate is experienced with this surgery in comparison with more invasive surgery. Usually one to two pounds a week will be lost. Surgery is not advisable for people with existing gastric problems such as stomach ulcers, hernias and other diseases of the digestive tract.
It works by altering the digestive system of the body. No longer will the body be able to tolerate normal size plates of food, but food will have to be ingested in smaller portions, and more regularly throughout the day. It requires a change in lifestyle and the ways in which the person eats and drinks. This is why motivation plays a huge factor when considering the patient as a likely candidate for surgery.
Dumping syndrome is when undigested food passes through the stomach into the intestine too quickly. This results in cramping, nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion. With lap band surgery dumping syndrome does not occur due to the fact that there is no re-routing of the intestines. With all types of gastric bypass, however, it is still advisable to reduce eating sweet things and to stick to a healthy diet.
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