Solutions to Obesity
The Problem of Obesity
- Weight loss is the most powerful therapy we have in medicine today.
- Weight loss achieved through the Lap-BandŽ leads to the resolution of most of the diseases that arise from obesity.
- Weight loss achieved through the Lap-BandŽ improves quality of life.
- After substantial weight loss through the Lap-BandŽ there is a marked improvement in length of life.
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The Options for Treatment:
- We must continue to seek preventive measures but as yet, they are not available.
- You should establish some general expectations of what should be achieved and what needs to be avoided before looking at the different options.
- Always begin with the simple and safe before considering the more complex and risky.
- Non-surgical options are not yet effective enough for treating obesity.
- The surgical options are all effective but show major variation of risk and change to the anatomy.
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Why the LAP BAND is your best Option:
- The Lap-Band® works primarily by inducing a sense of satiety
- The best features of the Lap-Band® are the adjustability, the fact that Lap-Band® placement is a truly minimally invasive procedure and that Lap-Band® placement can be reversed.
- The Lap-Band® treatment of obesity is a lifetime process, not just a procedure.
- It is extremely safe but does carry some risks and a significant "maintenance" requirement.
- The Lap-Band® is the best option for the obese who have not been successful with non-surgical treatments
For more detail on these points please click on "Why the :LAP BAND is your Best Option"