My Lap Band Information
My Lap-Band - 10cc Allergan Lap-Band
Surgery Date - 05/23/2012
Fill - 1.0 cc(during surgery)
Fill #1 - 1.0 cc - 6/25/12 total in band 1.8cc
Fill #2 - 1.2 cc - 7/09/12 total in band 3.0cc
Port Revision - 02.01.13
First adjustment visit - pulled 2cc and put that back and added .3 cc
Fill #1 - .3 cc - total in band 3 cc
Fill #2 - .8 cc - total in band 3.8 cc
Fill #3 - did barium drink and was good on restriction and tightness. no adjustment this visit.
How It Works - LAP-BAND® Surgery is the process of placing a prosthesis known as the LAP-BAND® around the upper stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch that in turn limits the amount of food an individual can fit into their stomach. The procedure itself is minimally invasive as lap band surgeons enter the stomach region via small incisions and use surgical instruments to insert the LAP-BAND®. The main reason for having the surgery performed is so that the individual having it done will not only lose weight but keep the weight off as well. This is a new method that is recommended for those individuals who experience morbid obesity and have tried to lose the weight but have failed in their attempts to lose the weight and keep it off. By decreasing the size of the stomach pouch, individuals will be able to eat to a certain point and then they will be full. Individuals feel full much more quickly as their stomach is a smaller size than what it was prior to the surgery. After lap band surgery, eating habits will change and individuals will follow lap band diet guidelines. In addition, the LAP-BAND® creates a small stomach outlet which significantly slows down the emptying process from the stomach into the intestines. Both of these factors act together in order to aid the individual in their weight loss goals.
*Source - http://www.aboutlapbandsurgery.info/