Lap Band Solutions



1. Lap band solutions are the same as gastric bypass surgery.

False
A lap band is a restrictive device made of silicone that is put around the stomach and creates a small upper pouch that keeps a person from overeating. It can be removed and is done on an outpatient basis. Recovery time is usually 4-5 days and lap band prices are generally less expensive than bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery permanently changes the size of the stomach by surgical cutting or stapling to create a smaller stomach pouch. It also re-routes food to the smaller pouch by bypassing a portion of the digestive tract. A hospital stay can be 3-4 days with a recovery period of 2-4 weeks and it is designed to be irreversible.


2. Most people will lose weight within the first year.

True
If a patient follows the pre and post operation guidelines which include a diet and exercise program, they should lose at least 50% of their excess weight in the first year. Lap band solutions have been designed for those that are seeking a lifestyle change, not for patients who are interested in a miracle cure. A significant change in eating and activity must accompany the procedure if results are expected.


3. Lap band prices are more affordable than gastric bypass surgery.

True
The surgery is done on an outpatient basis which lowers the cost significantly. Also, about half of all medical insurance companies are willing to pay at least a portion of the costs associated with lap band solutions. There are also a variety of payment plan options for patients who are unable to secure insurance reimbursement in addition to a plethora of loan programs.


4. The lap band is only for patients less than 50 pounds overweight.

False
It is recommended that patients who need to lose 60-100 pounds consider the lap band. Also, those who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 30 are encouraged to seek out information on lap band prices, procedures, and lifestyle guidelines. A person's BMI can be found by utilizing a weight and height chart typically offered in a doctor's office.


5. God does not care what His children do with their bodies.

False
1 Corinthians 6:19 - What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.


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