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Learn Everything About Lap-Band Surgeries In Canada
Welcome to LapbandCanada.org PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2006 07:00
** LapbandCanada.org Is Currently Under Production **
 
 
LapbandCanada.org is an ambitious project aimed at distributing UNBIASED information to the public on Canada's exploding lapband surgery industry (and other similar forms of gastric banding surgeries).
 
There are over 1500 Lap Band procedures performed in the United States every month. LapBand system was approved for use in by Health Canada in 1998 and FDA approved (United States) for the treatment of extreme obesity in 2001. European and Australian obesity surgeons have had experience using the Lap Band since 1994.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:20
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Bariatric surgery - a successful way to battle the weight crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 July 2004 06:54
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Bariatric surgery - a successful way to battle the weight crisis
M. Weber, P.-A. Clavien * Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

A growing imbalance between high-calorie eating habits and decreasing physical activity has led to an obesity epidemic in developed nations. Only 5 per cent of the population had a body mass index (BMI) over 30 kg/m2 at the beginning of the 20th century, but this has now risen to 20 per cent and it is predicted that a third of the population might be obese by 2025[1]. Obesity is one of today's most visible, yet often neglected, public health problems. It is associated with serious co-morbidities, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cancer; the costs to society are enormous. Compared with the lean population, the risk of death doubles for individuals of BMI 40 kg/m or more, and their life expectation is reduced by between 5 and 20 years[2].

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 15:58
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Lapband Questions You Should Ask PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 October 2006 16:27

1) If you make a decision to get the LapBand or in fact ANY surgery whether in the US or outside the US you should do plenty of research.

2) Research the doctor.
What kind of follow up care is provided? (ie: fills, unfills, endoscopies, fluroscopies, port revisions, removal, etc).
Ask to speak to about 5 or 6 of his patients before you make a decision. Ask those people if they have any complaints or issues with their care before, during and after the procedure.
How many of the procedures has he done?
What types of complications can occur from this procedure and how frequently do they happen? (ie: perforations, etc)
What types of complications has he personally ran into doing this procedure?
What is his policy when a complication occurs during a procedure? (ie: does he discuss options with family or immediately convert to bypass or other WLS).
Is he Inamed approved for the procedure? If not then who qualified him to perform the procedure and can you have literature to verify this?

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 16:19
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risks of bariatric surgery PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 July 2004 07:00
Risks of Bariatric Surgery

The decision to undergo surgery for weight loss is a serious one. Before making this decision, you must understand both the risks and benefits of any weight-loss surgical procedure.

The risks of obesity surgery are not insignificant and must be weighed against the benefits you will have as you lose weight and become free from obesity and its related problems. It is important for you to understand that the risks of surgery are low and that the majority of patients have no complications.

Less than 2 percent of patients suffer complications as a result of surgery. Risks include wound infections, leaks or tears around the stomach bands, ulcers, breathing problems, and blood clots.
After bariatric surgery, you must remain under medical surveillance for the rest of your life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:04
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theory behind lapband surgery PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 October 2006 16:29

The Theory behind the Lapband procedure

The placement of the band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach which holds approximately 50 ml. This pouch 'fills' with food quickly and the passage of food from the top to the bottom of the stomach is slowed. As the upper part of the stomach believes it is ‘full’, the message to the brain is that the stomach is full and this sensation helps the person to eat smaller portions, eat less and therefore lose weight over time.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2007 15:37
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