The Realize band is an adjustable gastric band used for surgical weight loss. If you need to lose at least 50 pounds, you could be a candidate for this bariatric procedure. Advanced Bariatric Surgery is a surgical weight loss facility led by Dr. Frenzel. Here, you will encounter experienced professional to help and guide you through your transformation.
This device is designed to achieve gradual results. This surgical method of weight loss is similar to the lap band, but offers a broader range of adjustments to minimize stretching. Dr. Frenzel will discuss all of the benefits of each weight loss procedure available to ensure that you receive the best fit for your body and lifestyle.
The procedure for the Realize band is a safer, less invasive surgery. Performed laparoscopically with a fiber optic instrument that allows Dr. Frenzel to view the abdominal cavity, this band is placed on the upper portion of the stomach. The effect of the band is to limit food intake, cause a feeling of fullness and satisfaction sooner, and continue in effectiveness.
To adjust the band, saline is delivered through a low-profile port on the patient’s side. Typically, the first adjustment is made four weeks after the surgery is complete. As a staple free surgery, the body is able to absorb nutrients from food better. There incisions necessary for the surgery include one near the belly button for the video monitor and small incisions in the abdomen for the insertion of the gastric band.
Because of the unique ability of the Realize band, adjustment can be made over time. Similar to the lap band, this device offers more adjustment settings. For effective results, consider the numerous benefits of this bariatric surgery. Surgical placement of a Realize band is intended to safely promote weight loss and improve the patient’s quality of life, while preventing and resolving disorders related to obesity.
After the placement of the Realize band patient’s notice gradual weight loss. In addition, moderate eating habits become easier. There are a several obesity-related diseases and disorders that can be reduced with weight loss including type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, and sleep apnea. Find resolution in your health and wellness with the help of bariatric weight loss surgery.
Once you’ve experienced Realize band surgery, weight loss will gradually occur over the first two years, but may occur beyond that period. It’s important to make changes in your diet and exercise habits to achieve the best possible improvement in your health.
It is important to note that success with the Realize band is not only measured by weight loss achievements, but also on quality of life improvements experienced after surgery. With a life-altering decision to make, take time to research your options and find the best weight loss method for your lifestyle. Learn more about the Realize band and other bariatric surgeries by scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Frenzel. During your meeting, you can ask any questions and voice concerns as well as receive more information about the benefits and risks of the Realize band.