What you need to know about adjustable lap band surgery

What you need to know about adjustable lap band surgery

Dr Kevin Dolan and the team know how frustrating it can be to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Adjust lap band surgery is a fantastic way to help our WA patients achieve not only sustainable weight loss, but long-term weight loss too. When it comes to combating obesity there really are no guarantees about what specific treatments will work for your body. There are, however, some procedures that we can use to limit the amount of food it requires to make you feel full. We always make a point of letting our patients know that weight loss, and their battle with obesity is never something that they need to go through alone.

Here at WALOS it is our promise to be with you for as long as is necessary for you to see tangible results.

Obesity treatment options from WALOS are all performed by Dr Kevin Dolan and his highly experienced team of health professionals. They are done so with your best interests in mind at all times. If some websites and PT’s are to be believed, then obesity treatments are a dime a dollar. But the simple fact is that the process is made infinitely easier with the superior standards of surgical care available from Dr Kevin Dolan. It is never too late to lose weight and you should never feel like you will never overcome your obesity regardless of your age. Let’s have a look at adjustable lap band surgery and what it can help you achieve.

What Is Adjustable Lap Band Surgery?

Adjustable lap band surgery is a form of weight loss surgery also known as bariatric surgery. Adjustable lap band surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that makes small incisions in your upper abdomen so that Dr Dolan is able to put an adjustable band around the top portion of your stomach. This band allows us to create a far smaller stomach pouch which takes far less food to fill and thus, makes it far easier to lose weight. The band is adjusted by either adding or removing fluid in a balloon around the band. This also means that the procedure is reversible, and we can alter the amount of food that you can eat before feeling full according to your weight loss progress.

Lap band surgery is suitable for patients that are looking to permanently lose a significant amount of weight. After your surgery you can expect to lose anywhere between 0.5kg and 1kg a week for the first 12-18 months of your treatment. Despite its ability to provide you with exceptional results, adjustable lap band surgery does come with its own set of risks. But rest assured, Dr Dolan is particularly adept at performing the procedure to very highest surgical standards and has even developed his own technique that has seen success rates increase. The surgery itself takes around 30-60 mins to complete and you will be put under general anaesthesia for the duration. Lap band surgery also results in less scarring and requires a relatively short recovery period.

Adjustable Lap Band Surgery from Dr Kevin Dolan

Before any surgery is performed, Dr Dolan will thoroughly asses your suitability for the procedure. Should you be deemed a good candidate, he will brief you on all aspects of your treatment and provide you with an eating plan as well as some other considerations. As a rule of thumb, we suggest a liquid diet the day before surgery, no eating after midnight the day before surgery and to bring a loved one to the hospital for support. To find out more about adjustable lap band surgery, or to make an appointment with us, please click here.