In most cases weight loss surgical procedures are not always advised to all individuals and only a selected few who are at a higher risk being extremely obese are sanctioned to undergo weight loss lap band surgery. In order to realize whether lap band surgery is the perfect option available for him, an individual's best way out is by measuring his body mass index, also known as BMI and if it exceeds 35 and is within 35 to 39, it places a particular patient in ‘co-morbid' conditions whereby he is exposed to contracting the harmful effects of cholesterol, diabetes and heart ailments. Under such circumstances lap band surgeries are ideal as treatment. In case of this surgical procedure a lap band is placed on the upper portion of the stomach thus dividing the stomach into two distinct parts. The upper section is referred to as a pouch which leads the way to the lower part by means of a narrow opening. During surgery, the gas band is placed upon the stomach with the help of a camera known as laparoscope. It is necessary to remember that after the surgical procedure is complete there are certain dietary plans that have to be followed. In fact for certain weeks the patient will be put on a liquid diet completely before the body is capable of consuming soft and solid foods. Moreover, the diet should be rich in vitamin supplements as suggested by the medical practitioner. It is also necessary t remember in case of lap band surgery that in the first year after the commencement of the surgical procedure, the band may require certain adjustments for which one will be required to attend to the medical practitioner in due course of time.
However there are certain negative effects of the lap band surgical procedure which can affect the whole cause of trying to attain weight loss. This is because, it has often been noticed that in case of lap band surgeries, the band may get eroded into the inside areas of the stomach which can be dangerous or in course of weight loss the band may move form its position causing nausea and vomiting which have to be checked. Deflation of the band can lead to the enlargement of the pouch which would thus terminate the ways of weight loss. The passage at times is so narrow that it can result in blockages within the aperture.