Lap band surgery in Tijuana, Mexico by a leading bariatric surgeon Dr. Francisco Gonzalez is available at an affordable prices.
Also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, the surgery is performed to cut down the size of the stomach by placing a band around its top portion. The smaller pouch of the stomach thus formed serves as the new stomach which gets filled quickly, giving you a feeling of satiation and resulting in lesser eating, and eventually loss of weight.
- Obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2
- Patients with BMI 30 kg/m2 may be accepted if they have one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions
- The patient must be an adult, who has previously tried but failed at non-surgical weight reduction techniques including planned diets and exercise programs
Can the band be removed later?
Gastric banding is a reversible surgery, but the LAP-BAND® System is classified as a long-term implant. This means that once placed, the band is intended to be kept there for a long time, unless otherwise indicated.
Removal of the band requires a second surgery, known as the revision surgery.
Weight Loss after Gastric Banding
Once you are allowed to go home post your operation, you will have to carefully watch what you eat not only for a good outcome but also to avoid any unwanted complication. Eating too much, too frequently, can result in stomach ache and vomiting. You will start with only-liquid diet, and then after a few days, you can have soft, pureed food. Gradually as you shift to solid food, you must keep in mind that you do not want to overeat and cause the new stomach pouch to dilate.
Gastric banding is known to result in steady weight-loss over a period of time, and some people have reported to continue shedding weight for up to 3 years after surgery. The first 3-12 months after surgery are however the period of most rapid weight-loss.
For a good outcome of your gastric banding surgery, you must commit to a healthier lifestyle, stick to the diet recommended by the doctor and exercising as advised.
About Dr. Francisco Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez has years of experience in bariatric surgeries and has performed over 2,500 operations. He has a long list of satisfied lap band clients and you can request him for some testimonials, if you would like.
An INAMED certified lap band surgeon, he is aware of the latest developments in the field of bariatrics and employs industry best practices for care and comfort of the patients.
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