One difference between the Lap Band system and the Swedish adjustable lap band is the SAGB didn’t have the self-closing mechanism and would have to be closed with sutures. Swedish adjustable gastric band differs from the Lap-Band because it wasn’t intended for use with keyhole laparoscopic medical procedures.
Allergic reactions to materials in the band or for individuals who have exhibited pain intolerance to implanted devices are contraindications regarding lap band surgery. Failure of dietary or weight-loss drug therapy for a couple of years can make one eligible for the adjustable gastric band procedure.
In order for being considered one must hold the comprehension of the risks and important information about the gastric band method and willingness to abide by the substantial lifelong dietary restrictions required for long term success. If you are thinking of getting a lap band surgery, you can get free consultation at the Lap Band Surgery Center of Southern California.
Inflammatory diseases on the gastrointestinal tract like ulcers, esophagitis etc. don’t make one a good candidate for lap band surgery.
With lap band surgery, the upper area of the stomach believes that it’s full & sends a message to brain that stomach is full and this sensation helps the person to eat smaller portions and lose weight over time.
When fluid is introduced in the stomach, the lap band expands, placing pressure outside the stomach; this decreases the passage in your stomach and restricts the movement of food.