Gastric bypass surgery is the treatment for obesity which may last up to forty minutes. Lap band procedure is another type of surgery that involves dividing the stomach into two parts with the help of an inflatable band. This way the food flowing in the upper portion of the stomach can be easily regulated.
Those patients who need to go through the lap-band are carefully selected based on their BMI. It is important to take into consideration their eating habits, any underlying medical health issues, other psychological problems, and their daily habits. Those patients suffering from anxiety or gastric sleeve depression are often subjected to overeating. And this often becomes the root cause of obesity that might give rise to the need for Gastric bypass surgery.
In the lap band, the band may be either be loosened or tightened depending on the patient’s requirements. Besides this method, there are also other methods which include, sleeve gastrectomy and bariatric. Lap band is the technique that is used on those who are not eligible or have been turned down for invasive techniques.
Bariatric surgeries are often considered for those people whose BMI is more than forty. Those people suffering from health conditions such as hypertension or diabetes but whose BMI is less than forty can also opt for this surgery. For those people whose BMI is less than 35, a lap band is the preferred method of obesity surgery.
As compared to other gastric bypass surgeries, lap-band is more advantageous as it does not leave behind any scar and it does not take much time. Every case of surgery is considered based on the age and BMI of the patient. This method takes time to shed weight and this is one of the major demerits of this surgery.
However, those people suffering from Gastric bypass or duodenal ulcer and other alimentary tract diseases are often exempted from this surgery. If a person suffering from these condition wishes to go through lap band surgery then it is important to address the health conditions before handling the Gastric bypass surgery.
An individual having gone through a lap band will not be able to handle the normal size plates of food as it has already altered the digestive system of the body. You will need to take the food in smaller portions and more often during the day. This will bring about a major change in the lifestyle of the individual.