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Lap Band System: All about Lap Band

Lap Band is a kind of device which is used to reduce weight. When you talk about principles behind the weight lose techniques, it is to reduce the capacity of holding food in the stomach. Once if you start having less food automatically the stored fats will start dissolving making you slim. Method to reduce the holding capacity of food of the stomach is making the stomach small. In methods other than Lap Band System, permanent cutting or stapling of stomach is done. Lap Band is the device, which reduces the holding capacity of food of the stomach without cutting or stapling the stomach.

The first Lap Band System is known as the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band and was patented in 1985 by Obtech Medical of Sweden, which is now owned by J&J/Ethicon Endo-Surgery. The Lap Band System received its approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the United States in June of 2001. LAP-BAND System is a round, silicon prosthetic device which has an access port attached to it with a tube. When Lap Band System is inserted into the body, it divides the stomach into two parts upper part and lower part. Lap-Band System leaves a small pore between the two parts of the stomach. This pore allows the food to move into the lower part. Digestion takes place in both the parts and then it is moved into the intestine for further digestion.

The band is inflated and adjusted by way of a small access port of Lap Band System placed just beneath the skin subcutaneously, and then radiopaque isotonic solution or saline solution is introduced into the Lap Band System through the port. Lap Band System is inserted laparoscopically because this is the easy and safe way to insert Lap Band System. It does not include long incisions and staying in hospital for long period of time. Once if you undergo Gastric Lap Band Surgery, you are to take care of some things like eating habits because some things are forbidden for a short of time after Gastric Lap Band Surgery. Liquid diet is prescribed by the doctor after Gastric Lap Band Surgery. Some complications also may occur after Gastric Lap Band Surgery, but they all are curable. If you also want to lose your weight without any pains, undergo Gastric Lap Band Surgery.

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Alan James

Alan James is the researcher and writes articles for lap band surgery z com. He is writing about lap band surgery. He has been working about this topic for three years. He has completed his post graduation from Boston University. For more information about lap band surgery, Lap Band System and any kind of lap band topic visit at http://www.lapbandsurgeryz.com


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