An American firm, INAMED Health, designed the Bio Enterics Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding Apparatus, which was introduced in Europe in 1993. The Swedish adjustable gastric band is different from the Adjustable gastric band because it wasn’t designed to be used with keyhole laparoscopic surgery.
Failure of dietary or weight-loss drug therapy for more than one year can make one eligible for the adjustable gastric band procedure. To be able to be considered one should possess the comprehension of the risks and benefits of the gastric band process and readiness to comply with the considerable lifelong dietary restrictions required for long-term success.
Inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract like ulcers, esophagitis or Crohn’s disease do not make one a great candidate for lap-band operation. If the surgery or treatment represents an excessive risk to the patient it is generally contraindicated.
Lap band or gastric band placement, unlike the conventional malabsorptive weight-loss surgery (Roux en-Y gastric bypass surgery, biliopancreatic and duodenal switch) does not cut or eliminate any portion of the digestive system. The lap band or Lap Band is an inflatable silicone prosthetic device that is placed around the top part of the stomach using keyhole laparoscopic surgery. You can also search online about lap band weight loss at http://www.thelapbandcenter.com/, http://www.weightlosssurgery.com etc.
The World Health Organization recommendation for monthly weight-loss is around 1.1 to 2.2 pounds each week and an average gastric banded individual might possibly lose this sum. Weight regain can happen with any surgical weight-loss process like the more radical procedures that initially cause a fast weight-loss.