Benefits of LAP BAND

June 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A paper has recently been published by the American Heart Association based on expert review of recent scientific studies, which states that for some portions of severely and morbidly obese population weight loss surgery can result in long term weight loss and significant benefits in cardiac and other obesity-related risks. The study also notes that recent studies have indicated that bariatric surgery may be able to prolong life span in morbidly obese. LAP BAND® system is the alternative to gastric bypass surgery and has been proven in studies to significantly reduce weight and body mass consistently and steadily with patients maintaining their weight loss over time.

Among the main points in the paper published by the American Heart Association is that for severely and morbidly obese patients who failed medical therapy and are good surgical candidates, weight loss surgery could be a good option. Also, for those who meet the criteria of weight loss surgery there are often significant improvements in maintained weight loss and long-term health, and although there are risks, weight loss surgery is considered a rather safe procedure in centers that perform many weight loss procedures.

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding system is a tool that has helped thousands of people take charge of their weight and their health. Not only it has been proven to result in steady and healthy weight loss, but compared to non-surgical treatments it helps patients keep off the weight for a longer period of time. This procedure is also proven to be safer than gastric bypass surgery and just as effective.

Without cutting or stapling the stomach, LAP-BAND® reduces the capacity of the stomach, restricting the amount of the food the patient can eat at one time. The patients feel full faster and stays full for longer and wind up eating less food. LAPBAND® is the only gastric banding system approved by FDA for patients who have a BMI of at least 30 and suffer from one or more obesity-related comorbid health conditions.

To read more about LAP-BAND®, visit 1 800 Get Thin at http://www.1800getthin.com.

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