Gastroplastic surgery using the Lap-Band system
According to researchers at Harvard, watching TV for two hours a day increases the risk of obesity by 23%. One in three adults worldwide is overweight, and one in ten is obese. Gastroplastic surgery using the Lap-Band method, also referred to as gastric banding, leads to an earlier, longer-lasting feeling of satiety after eating, and can be a lifesaver for overweight people who have tried in vain to lose weight. Surgical treatment of obesity involves the surgical removal of excess fat. The overall aim is to reduce body weight and to mitigate diseases related to obesity, while the purpose of the procedure itself is to reduce the volume of food consumed and accepted by the body.
In 1999, our partner clinic became the first in Latvia to perform a unique abdominal endoscopic procedure leading to a recovery. This effective, less invasive technique (endoscopic gastroplastic surgery) has been freeing people from general obesity for 15 years
What type of problem do you suffer from?
- Your BMI is over 35–45 kg/m2.
- You have more than 40 kg of excess body weight.
- Diseases associated with excess weight (high blood pressure, diabetes, diseases of the joints, spine or veins of the lower extremities, difficulty breathing, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, etc.).
- Extreme obesity: You are no longer able to leave the house or take care of yourself.
- Traditional weight loss methods have not been successful.
- Second degree obesity – a BMI of 35–40 kg/m2 (with accompanying diseases).
- Third degree obesity – a BMI of 35–40 kg/m and up2 (with accompanying diseases).
- Body weight increasing rapidly.
If you are 10-15 kg overweight, we do not recommend surgical treatment. There are other ways to lose weight (e.g. by maintaining a good diet, playing sports, massage, exercise machines, reflex therapy, psychotherapy, etc.). Obesity is a problem that is becoming more and more common, both among young people and the elderly. It is possible to operate on people over 60, but in this case the state of their health must be considered. If you have severe cardiovascular or respiratory problems, extensive preparations are required prior to undergoing surgery.
The operation is performed under general anaesthesia. Your organs will not be damaged, and the physiological function of your digestive tract will be preserved.
BMI below 45 kg/m2, age under 20 or over 70, blood clotting problems or blood disease, uncontrolled hypertension, severe cardiovascular disease, any chronic or infectious disease in which the clinical condition deteriorates, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, ulcers of the stomach or duodenal mucosa, previous gastric surgery, alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness.
Complications and risks
These are discussed during the consultation.