Adjustable Gastric Banding System For Obese Adults
Obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death in the USA.
Approximately 37 million Americans have a BMI of 30-40 and at least one co morbid condition such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, and premature death.
Obesity is a growing health epidemic and there is a need for additional effective treatments.
Diet and exercise is unsuccessful in 80-85% of patients over 1 year.
Weight-loss surgery is the next option.
The FDA has decided to expand the use of Allergan's gastric band, LAP-BAND® System, as a potential treatment for those patients with obesity and a related health condition, who have failed the more conservative weight-loss therapies such as diet, exercise and drugs.
Medical research has found that those individuals who are currently obese will likely remain obese unless they receive some form of treatment. However, not all weight-loss treatments are effective over the long term
Obesity is often viewed as a lack of will power, but it is a disease which requires medical treatment. Unfortunately diet and exercise alone do not work for everyone.
The LAP-BAND® System provides an effective treatment option in combination with diet and exercise, and is effective as it enables sustained weight loss.