Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

by Maria on December 7, 2009

If other weight loss options fail to produce sustainable results, a surgical weight loss option known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Slimband) has been available over recent years. Approved by Health Canada in 1998, the laparoscopic surgery – an innovative approach to weight loss – has produced over 450,000 success stories worldwide and has rapidly gained popularity.

How does the laparoscopic surgery work?

An adjustable gastric band wraps around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small gastric pouch, in order to limit the quantity of food that can be contained in the stomach. This restriction causes the food to process at a slower and more controlled pace. As a result, it enables you to feel full faster with smaller portions of food and continue to feel satiated over a long period of time.

The Slimband improves your eating habits by effectively teaching you to eat slowly, carefully, in smaller amounts and helping you control binging.

Slimband  weight loss surgery patients typically lose half or two thirds of their excess weight (an average of one or two pounds per week). For some obese patients long term weight loss outcome can be compared with that from gastric bypass surgery.

Though Slimband is meant to be a long-term weight loss tool, it can be removed at any time –restoring your stomach to its original shape and capacity function.

This 30-minute gastric banding surgery uses minimally invasive “keyhole” surgical techniques. On average, patients return home within a few hours following the procedure, and are back to their regular routines within days. It does not involve permanent alterations to your digestive system, thereby eliminating the risk of nutrient malabsorption.

The Slimband is clinically-proven to be a safe and ideal method for long term weight loss. It is also the only reversible weight loss surgery available today.

For more information visit www.slimband.com.

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