The lap band procedure uses a laparoscope to put a silicone ring around the surface of the gut, effectively partitioning the stomach into a small stomach pouch and the bigger remaining stomach area.
The principle behind the lap band is just to limit the quantity of food which individuals can eat and consequently force their bodies to begin consuming fat reserves and so lose excess weight.
The attractiveness of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedure isn't only that it's less invasive than other kinds of a gastric bypass operation, but it is totally flexible and may be customized to satisfy the requirements of every individual patient.
Additionally, even though the number of food the individual can eat is diminished, no special diet is needed and patients may enjoy the very same foods as people who don't have a weight-loss operation.
You will be encouraged to sit on the side of the bed and walk a few steps the same day you had the surgery. You may have a catheter (tube) that goes through your nose into your stomach for 1 or 2 days to help fluids drain from your belly.
A catheter may be put in the bladder to remove urine. Your surgeon may give you special stockings to wear on your legs so that you do not develop blood clots. You will get medicine through shots to prevent blood clots from forming.