A serious, chronic disease that can negatively affect the health of any number of systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing everything from heart disease and type 2 diabetes to bone and joint disease.
Obesity related conditions treated with lap band surgery
Although not all risks with each procedure are fully known, bariatric surgery does help many people to reduce or eliminate some health-related obesity problems. It may help to:
Lower blood sugar
Lower blood pressure
Reduce or eliminate sleep apnea
Decrease the workload of the heart
Lower cholesterol levels
Surgery for weight loss is not a universal remedy, but these procedures can be highly effective if you're motivated after surgery to follow your physician's guidelines for nutrition and exercise and to take nutritional supplements.
There may be other reasons for your physician to recommend a gastric banding procedure.