We offer Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) in Mexico as a different surgery option, commonly known as Lap-Band Surgery. After Lap-Band surgery, you’ll feel full faster, eat less, and lose weight.
It is the least invasive of all the Bariatric Surgery Procedures and is the easiest one to make reversible. Most traditional weight loss methods are slower, based on national averages; weight loss is about forty five percent of excess body weight and is a viable option for patients.
With years of experience in performing Gastric Banding (Lap-Band Surgery) in Mexico, the Doctors at ALO Bariatrics, have improved thousands of their Patients overall health and life’s. Patients have noticed that their Diabetes was significantly reduced or even disappeared at six and twelve months from surgery. These patients are now enjoying a healthy way of life.
The Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band Surgery) in Mexico is a silicone ring with an inflatable bladder inside that will connect to a device that allows you to modify its internal diameter.
The Adjustable Gastric Band is placed in the upper stomach, reducing the capacity of the stomach to receive food. This feeling of fullness and satisfaction facilitates compliance with the dietary program for the patient. Thus, this is a restrictive method for the treatment of obesity.
A Lap Band Surgery in Mexico around your stomach reduces the room for food so that you feel full after eating very small amounts. If you eat too much, especially too much of certain kinds of food, you will feel nauseous or will vomit.
These unpleasant experiences will motivate you to avoid over-eating and will help you lose weight.
This restrictive procedure will help you control hunger and get you eating healthier. For the very best results, patients must adhere to small portions and more frequent follow up to maintain the band. The band is placed at the upper portion of the stomach forming a small pouch. The band is filled by accessing the port which is secured below the skin on top of the muscle mass. The pillow pouch of the band is filled slowly in order to find what is often called the “green zone.” This term is used to communicate when you are not hungry, when you are satisfied between meals and is losing satisfactory weight. If you are considering to have Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery in Mexico, then you must be comfortable with the thought of having a medical device in your body for life. The band does have an excellent safety profile, with a relatively quick recovery. The procedure is performed laparoscopically. That basically means that a tiny camera allows the surgeon to see inside your body as he or she performs the procedure. Only a few very small incisions are made in the abdomen (about 1.5-2.5 cm each). The band is placed around your stomach using long, thin instruments.
The LAP-BAND procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour. When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, the hospital stay is generally less than one day. In most cases, you’ll get back to your life in about a week.
Adjustments to optimize the system are made through a discreet, comfortable access port that is placed just beneath the skin. The port is not visible. You may be able to feel it, but no one can see it, even after you have lost your desired weight.
In order to qualify for lap band surgery, you need to have a BMI of at least 30 and/or be suffering from weight related comorbidities, such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, or hypertension. You also need to have had a history of weight problems and have tried and failed in the past to lose weight with diet and exercise.
The average cost of lap band surgery depends on where the procedure is done. USA lap band procedures cost on average between $9,000 and $18,000, which is a wide range. Getting lap band surgery in Mexico is much less expensive due to lower insurance and labor costs.
Patients who undergo lap band surgery can expect to lose around 40% of their excess body weight in the first year, and additional weight over time. Generally, we don’t recommend lap band for patients who want the largest weight loss possible. Instead, we recommend most patients choose gastric sleeve surgery instead.
The diet after lap band surgery is restrictive and comes in phases. The first phase is the liquid diet, second is pureed foods, third is soft food, and the last phase is when patients can start reintroducing foods. The post-op diet isn’t as drastic as the diet for gastric sleeve or gastric bypass patients, though.