Most patients coming to our Central Coast Weight Loss Surgery Clinic seem to immediately want the lap band. I find it interesting that other forms of weight loss surgery do not seem to have hit the mainstream agenda.
The lap band is not the solution for every obese patient. It is like saying that one size fits all. The lap band has many problems – including 33% of patients failing to lose weight, 33% requiring reoperation, difficulties with eating, vomiting, nausea, etc.
Weight loss surgery needs to be tailored to the individual. www.centralcoastsurgery.com.au has good information on other forms of weight loss surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy which may be more suitable for certain obese patients.