Lap Band Surgery in Goa offered at Low Cost for Obesity Treatment
Lap band surgery in Goa offered for obesity treatment has benefited many international patients that too at low cost. Goa is a perfect holiday destination and now is referred as the best medical tourism destination. Surgeons performing Lap band surgery are experienced enough for giving the best possible results. Patients can have their treatment done at much lower costs that in western countries and can relax at beautiful beaches. Moreover it will be beneficial for their recovery. Hospitals in Goa are equipped with the latest technical gadgets required for medical procedures and amenities are well versed with the International standards. Lap band surgery in Goa is the best option for patients residing in countries like U.S and U.K because the costs of medical procedures in those countries are very high.
What is Lap Band Surgery?
Lap Band surgery is a form of weight loss surgery (bariatrics designed for obesity patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater. It employs an inflatable silicone band which is implanted around the top portion of a person’s stomach via laparoscopic surgery. This Lap band surgery procedure is the safest and most appropriate means to solve your body weight problem than other weight-loss methods. Lap band weight loss surgery is invasive, harmless, effective, no risk, less pain and also you can recover in just few hours.
Indications for Lap band surgery
In general, Lap band surgery is indicated for people for whom all of the following apply:
- Body Mass Index above 40, or those who are 100 pounds (45 kg). or more over their estimated ideal weight according to the1983 Metropolitan Life Insurance Tables or those between 30 to 40 with co-morbidities which may improve with weight loss (high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and arthritis).
- Age between 18 and 55 years (although there are doctors who will work outside these ages).
- Failure of dietary or weight-loss drug therapy for more than one year
- History of obesity (generally 5 years or more).
- Comprehension of the risks and benefits of the procedure and willingness to comply with the substantial lifelong dietary restrictions required for long term success.
- Acceptable operative risk.
Lap Band Surgery Procedure
The Lap band surgery or gastric band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach which fills up quickly and restricts the movement of the food into the bottom part of the stomach. This restriction creates a feeling of fullness which helps the person to eat less and therefore lose weight. The lap band or gastric band is adjustable via a subcutaneous access port. A saline solution can be injected into the band via this port to help to increase the feeling of restriction to a point known as the "sweet spot" where optimal weight loss can be reached. The ability to adjust the restriction makes this a good choice for women who wish to become pregnant afterlosing weight. The band can be unfilled to allow for more food to be eaten as necessary for a healthy pregnancy.
The lap band surgery or gastric band procedure, unlike traditional gastric surgeries like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RNY), does not cut into or remove any part of the digestive system. The procedure can be reversed simply by removing the band, which can be done. With the lap band or gastric band there are also no malabsorption or dumping issues since no intestines are removed or re-routed. All nutrients are digested normally, so the rate of weight loss is somewhat slower than RNY. On average, a "bandster" loses 1-2 pounds per week in the first year. This number can vary widely depending on a person’s motivation and restriction levels.
The advantages of LAP-BAND Surgery include:
- No stomach stapling or cutting or intestinal re-routing
- Safest, least invasive surgical option
- The band is adjustable
- No intestinal re-rerouting
- The procedure is reversible
- Low malnutrition risk
- No Dumping syndrome
- Lowest complication rate
- Lowest mortality rate
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
The goals of weight loss surgery are to improve health and eminence of life, as well as to increase natural life. Research has demonstrated that bariatric (weight loss) procedures such as Lap band surgery are more effective and successful than non-surgical treatments for weight loss and long-term control.
Lap band surgery in Goa is the most preferred option among international patients at low cost for obesity treatment. Over the last two decades, the economic boom in India has led to the building of medical facilities & infrastructure that rival the very best that western medical care that the west has to offer. Many of the obesity surgeons that practice in these hospitals and clinics have returned (to India) from the U.S. and Europe, leaving behind successful practices. While some small countries may be viable as alternatives for minor surgical procedures, India is the only mainstream option that offers a comprehensive solution for any and all medical needs, and does this with the highest levels of service, facilities and professional skills.
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