Is Lap Band safe?
Lap Band is a safe and effective procedure in an extended group of patients, used not only by people who are morbidly obese. The lap band is a completely reversible surgical weight loss procedure with a mortality rate of 1 in 2000.
Every surgical procedure has minor or major risks and complications involved and patients must be aware of these. Possible complications with adjustable gastric banding:
Lap Band is destined for obese people with a BMI of 40 or greater who also suffer from one or more weight-related illnesses. The procedure is contraindicated for:
Lap Band gained quickly popularity due to the positive results in excess weight loss bariatric patients experienced after undergoing the adjustable gastric banding procedure.