Lap Band Surgery in Newcastle with Dr Ken Wong
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. This leads to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People who fall into the obese category might consider lap band surgery in Newcastle as a means to assist them in losing weight.
Lap band surgery (laparoscopic adjustable gastric band) is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity by reducing the amount of food consumed.
Lap Band surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic and the lap band is placed using keyhole surgery (laparoscopic), which doesn’t leave a large scar and it minimises post-surgery recovery time. The operation consists of putting a band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. The stomach band is connected by tubing that is placed in the abdomen wall. This allows for the size of the band to be increased or decreased with saline.
People who have had Lap Band Surgery can usually resume normal duties within a few weeks. Lap Band surgery incurs less risk than other weight loss operations such as stomach bypass surgery and stomach stapling. Unlike most weight loss procedures, lap band surgery is also completely reversible.
If you are morbidly obese and you have not been able to control your weight, lap band surgery Newcastle can change your life dramatically and allow you to reach your potential without restriction. Taking a holistic approach to losing weight we have experienced surgeons, dieticians, physicians and psychologists who work together to assist patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals with lap band surgery in the Newcastle area. Contact Central Coast Weight Loss and Minimally Invasive Surgery today for a confidential chat about your weight loss needs.