At Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi, we specialize in a wide range of weight loss procedures. Adjustable gastric banding, (often referred to as Lap-Band) is another excellent tool to help patients lose weight. Research has shown that on average, patients lose 45 to 55% of their excess body weight. Lap-Band surgery has been performed
After weight loss surgery there are two important habits that a patient must develop in order to achieve the weight loss they desire. One is to maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins, proteins, and complex carbohydrates. The second habit is to develop an exercise routine that helps build and strengthen muscles, burn calories, and
Great news for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35 and one or more obesity related comorbid conditions! In February 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the expanded use of the LAP-BAND for people in this category who have failed conservative weight loss attempts such as diet and exercise.