Lap band surgery Sydney is one way to reduce the temptation to eat too much. This device is the reason for the name given to the procedure. A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or lap-band is placed around the top part of the stomach organ. It is adjusted to limit the amount of food the patient can hold and consume in their stomach. This helps obese patients lose weight.
This is especially helpful for patients that are plagued with not only obesity but also comorbidities like sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and/or insulin resistance. The Food and Drug Administration recommends patients with a 30 to 40 Body Mass Index (BMI) elect to do this so that the weight can come off quickly and safely. This method is usually only offered if traditional means of weight loss seem ineffective.