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In desperation many people turn to gastric weight loss surgery as a means to losing weight, usually if there is a lot of weight to lose, in fact surgeons won't operate unless the patient has a certain BMI level.
From the outset it can feel like it's the easiest solution, but this doesn't really take in to account what's going on, the risks and the huge effect it has on your life in the future. There are very few set it and leave it solutions for long term, healthy weight loss and some forms of gastric weight loss surgery certainly these.
Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular these days as people become more aware of the link between obesity and good health.
One immediate result of gastric weight loss surgery is weight loss. Patients who undergo this kind of surgery know that their weight issues won't disappear overnight, but because other methods of losing weight have failed, gastric weight loss surgery seems to be their only hope to enjoying a better quality of life.
There are a few options to choose from, go here to read all about them - gastric weight loss surgery
Here's a really cool video created by leading weight loss surgeon Dr. Ernest Rehnke from Palms of Pasadena Hospital in the US. It's all about the lap band procedure. The video first goes on to explain why lap band surgery is so important to many people and then you get a brief but very informative over the shoulder view or Dr Rehnke performing a lap band procedure on a patient.
A couple of things you should take from this video clip are firstly the teams undoubted professionalism and skill in what to them has become a very straightforward and routine surgical operation and secondly just how little disruption there is to the body and tissues surrounding the stomach itself.
Perhaps the only concern for many might be the lap band port which is actually set back in to the abdomen at the end of the lap band procedure.
Go check out the video clip here though, it's a must watch if you're considering this for yourself - lap band procedure
Just added a really cool new video clip by a very pretty lady from America called patience who went through lap band surgery.
The clip is very inspirational as I think it shows that there is something through the other side after lap band surgery as those contemplating this kind of procedure really don't thave the benefit of seeing how they could be after the operation, so seeing inspiring video clips like these can really help to make it clear in the mind exactly what it is they are hoping to achieve.
Go here to see the video clip of Patience's journey - lap band surgery