What’s the difference between Lap Band and Realize Band?

The Realize adjustable gastric band and Lap band are bariatric surgeries available to candidates who are at least 18 years of age and need to lose 50 pounds or more.  With slight differences, each bariatric surgery places a band around the stomach to suppress hunger.  If you are interested in bariatric surgery, both the Realize adjustable gastric band and Lap band offer proven results.

The Realize adjustable gastric band has more than 20 years of worldwide clinical experience.  Ensuring the safety and comfort of patients, this method of bariatric surgery is designed to achieve gradual results.  With a wide range of adjustments, the goal of the Realize band is to minimize stretching.  Much like the Lap band, the Realize band is placed on the stomach to suppress hunger.  The difference in the two bariatric surgeries is that the Realize band has different adjustment settings.  During the Realize band procedure, the Realize band is placed on the upper portion of the stomach, limiting food intake and causing a feeling of fullness.  With its adjustable settings, patients are ensured continued effectiveness.  Adjustments are made by the delivery of saline through a low-profile port on the patient’s side.

Similarly, the Lap band is a laparoscopic bariatric surgery.  The Lap band used is an adjustable gastric band meant for gradual weight loss.  Helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the Lap band adds years to your life.  This Lap band procedure is designed for those who are in good mental health, have a BMI of 35 or above, and have experienced past failures with other weight loss methods.  During the surgery, the inflatable silicone band is placed on the upper portion of the stomach, limiting the patient’s intake of food and suppressing hunger.  As a reversible procedure, the Lap band does not affect normal digestion.  The Lap band is available in two sizes and is equipped with a wide range of adjustments to ensure the band fits each patient’s weight loss needs.

Both the Realize adjustable gastric band and Lap band provide effect weight loss methods.  If you are considering either bariatric surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Frenzel today.  This is a big decision and all of your options should be thoroughly researched.  The differences between the Realize adjustable gastric band and Lap band might not seem big, but one might be better suited for you than the other.  A one on one consultation with Dr. Frenzel can provide you with answers to all of your weight loss questions.  If you are at least 18 years of age, have experienced past failures with other weight loss methods, need to lose 50 pounds or more, have a body mass index of 35 or above, and do not suffer from hyperphagia or polyphagia contact Dr. Frenzel today.  With so many similarities between the Realize adjustable gastric band and the Lap band, you might feel torn between the two.  A consultation can provide you with reassurance over which bariatric surgery is best for you.

*Actual weight loss results may vary based on the individual.


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