Who Can be Considered for the LAP-BAND® System?
To determine whether the LAP-BAND System is appropriate for you, the following criteria will be used:
In order to be considered for the LAP-BAND System operation, you will have to meet the above requirements. If you weigh slightly less, you still may be considered if you are suffering from serious health problems. The surgeon treating you may have additional criteria.
The Rest of Your Life
Your motivation and commitment to adopt a new lifestyle are extremely important for your successful, long-term weight loss. You must be determined to adhere to the new eating habits for the rest of your life.
Exercise is an equally important component of your changed lifestyle. Adequate exercise will not only help you in your battle against excess weight, but it will also benefit your general health and well-being.
If you need psychological counseling, we recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. He or she can refer you to a therapist.