If you have struggled to lose weight and have one or more medical conditions directly related to obesity, you may benefit from Lap-Band surgery. The Lap-Band is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full faster. The procedure is less invasive than other bariatric surgeries and is often as effective as gastric bypass. The Lap-Band in New Haven surgeons use is not a cure to weight loss, but a tool that will help you lose weight as you make better food and lifestyle choices.
Making the decision to have an elective surgical procedure requires a lot of research. After you have determined that surgery is the right option for you, you need to find a doctor who specializes in bariatric surgery. Your surgeon can help you decide if Lap-Band is the best choice for you based on your body mass index, the number of attempts at natural weight loss and whether you are willing to adjust your lifestyle and eating habits. Some people should not have the Lap-Band procedure, including those who have: ulcers, Crohn’s disease or other intestinal condition, dilated veins or blood vessels, an abnormal stomach, esophagus or intestine or cirrhosis.
Before having the surgery to place a Lap-Band New Haven patients should work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy diet plan. Your Lap-Band will be more effective if you use the limited stomach space for healthy foods. A nutritionist can evaluate your current diet and teach you how to eat better while still finding the flavors you love in healthier foods. In addition to working with a nutritionist, you may also work with a personal trainer to develop an exercise plan to improve your chances of success with the Lap-Band procedure.
Many insurance plans pay all or part of the Lap-Band procedure when they determine that weight loss surgery is medically necessary. The surgeon you choose will work with your insurance company to determine if you qualify and to help you get the Lap-Band Hartford residents have been using to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle for many years.
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