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Weight Loss Surgery Now Available to More Patients!

Last updated 7 years ago

According to an article published by Web MD, the FDA has given approval for Lap-Band surgery for larger group of obese patients.

"Allergan Inc. has announced that the FDA has approved the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding (LBAGB) System for obese adults with at least one obesity-related medical condition.

The Lap-Band is an inflatable band that is placed around the upper part of your stomach; it helps limit the amount of food that can enter your stomach.

The FDA's approval means Lap-Band surgery will now be available to patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher who have at least one obesity-related condition, such as diabetes.

Previously, the Lap-Band system could only be used in adults with a BMI of at least 40 or a BMI of 35 or higher with at least one severe obesity-related medical condition."

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By Kelli Miller Stacy
WebMD Health News



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