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Friday, November 09, 2007

Adjustable Weight Loss Procedure

I've been hearing about this Tampa lapband surgery from other celebrity blogs and how they prefer this procedure than gastric bypass. From Journey Lite's website who specializes in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding or LAP-BAND® System procedure, I learned that what makes this procedure different is because it's completely adjustable and reversible. The process goes like this - a Journey Lite surgeon will make tiny incisions in the abdomen and insert a silastic band, which will create a small pouch and narrow passage to the larger stomach. This band will restrict food intake without interfering with your body's normal digestive system. The small pouch can hold small amount of food so the patient will have the feeling of fullness. The band can be adjusted to increase or decrease the speed at which the food empties into the stomach. Many successful clients have reported a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. This is considered the least invasive amongst other weight loss procedures because no cutting or rerouting of small intestines are involved. Because of this, the chance of complications is very low and recovery period is quicker.

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