Bariatric surgery is a type of a weight loss surgery that helps, particularly meant for extremely obese people whose health is in a danger because of their uncontrolled weight. There are many types of bariatric surgery procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery.
Most of these weight loss surgery options are performed with the help of minimally invasive techniques and technology, such as the use of a device called laparoscope. This ensures faster recovery while producing great weight loss results.
Obesity surgery results in weight loss by limiting the amount of food that the stomach of the patient can actually hold. This is done by removing a portion of the stomach, compressing it with the help of a gastric band or by bypassing the stomach altogether during movement of food.
A lap band is placed in the upper portion of the stomach. It works by slowing down the consumption of food. As a result, the patient consumes less food naturally that triggers burning of fat stored in the body for daily energy requirements.
However, there are certain risks associated with the placement of the band, even though the procedure itself is considered safe. The patient may experience swelling and bruising around the wound and an infection may develop at a later stage. In rare cases, the lap band mat invades through the wall of the stomach and cause further complications.