Thursday, February 4, 2010

Surgical procedures to treat obesity

Obesity is a serious disease, which is associated with an array of morbid conditions that have a major impact on both physical and mental health, and quality of life. There are many different methods available for obese people to help them losing weight including surgery. But surgery to lose weight is not for all people. They are appropriate only for people who are obese, and especially those with or at high risk for health problems that may be improved with weight loss.

Several surgical procedures have been used to treat obesity. One of the most popular and safe surgery to lose weight is the lap band system. At lap band system, weight loss is achieved by reducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. Reducing the capacity of the stomach can be achieved by placement a band on the upper stomach by certified lap band doctor. One of the advantages the lap band system is no opening or removal of the stomach or intestines to cause a leak or subsequent infection.

1 comment:

  1. Hello
    I did not know about the lap band system and you have given good enough information about it.This seems good for procedure.Thank you..