Bariatric weight loss surgery is designed for those who are at least 50 pounds overweight and have been unsuccessful with losing weight on their own. Dr. Frenzel works with men and women across North Texas to help them achieve their weight loss goals. If you are 50 pounds overweight or more, lap band could be for you.
To determine which weight loss procedure will best fit your needs, schedule an initial consult with Dr. Frenzel. During this consultation, you will be able to voice any concerns, ask all questions, and have an open discussion about the various options and how they will affect your lifestyle.
The benefits of lap band surgery are that it is a safe and effective method in achieving significant weight loss. This specific bariatric surgery improves healthy and quality of life as well as help you lose weight quickly. Due to the incredible success rate of lap band surgery, it remains a highly used approach for surgeons treating obesity.
Lap band has incredible benefits to patients. As one of the safest and minimally invasive weight loss methods, weight loss is gradual so that you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the entire process. By taking the next step in reclaiming your life, you’ll add years to your life. The lap band system is incredibly advanced and innovative to provide patients with the best possible outcome. It is one of the most widely used forms of bariatric treatment, proving its value to men and women around the world.
If you are in good mental health, do not suffer from hyperphagia or polyphagia, if you have a body mass index of 35 or above, and if you are at least 18 years old, you are a candidate for lap band surgery. During the surgery, a laparoscope is used to view the internal organs as the band is placed on the upper portion of the stomach.
The purpose of the band is to limit the intake of food and suppress hunger. The lap band will not interfere with normal digestion and is completely reversible. There is no cutting or stapling of the stomach. The band used is available in two sized and equipped with a wide range of adjustments in order to ensure your band is customized to fit your weight loss needs.
The adjustable feature on the lap band allows for moderate progression of weight loss. And while weight loss typically occurs during the first two years, many patients have reported a gradual reduction in weight beyond that period. Of course, like any weight loss method, lifestyle changes are necessary to ensure optimum improvements in health and appearance.
We understand the value of the scale in the eyes of our patients. But we also want our patients to know that success is not solely measures on the amount of weight lost, but also on the quality of life improvements and the prevention of disorders related to obesity, including high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and depression.