The gastric Lapland is a devise approved by the FDA since the year of 2001, adjustable and reversible. The medical device is surgically implanted, it is a silicone ring placed around the upper part of the stomach.
Minimally invasive approach. The surgeon performs it through laparoscopic technique (small incisions in the abdominal wall, through them a camera, scissors and other small instruments are inserted to allow manipulation through the abdominal wall without having to make an open incision) without a doubt this technique allows a very short and painless recovery. The Lapland is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a new bag, a smaller stomach is created that will limit and control the amount of food you eat. As a result, patients experience a fullness sensation more promptly and will fell satisfied with smaller amounts of food. Therefore, this results in weight loss.
- Is at least 18 years old
- Have a body mass index of 40 or over, you weigh at least twice your ideal weight, or are at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight
- Your serious attempts to lose weight have had success only in short periods of time.
- You do not have any other disease that could have caused obesity
- You are prepared to make substantial changes in your eating habits and life style, including exercising
- You are willing to keep being supervised by the specialist that is treating you in this process
- You do not smoke or drink in excess.
After the Lapland surgery, some patients experience food intolerance, generally to bread, dried fruit and hard meat. Other food intolerance can occur with food rich in fiber and fruit skin. It is important that during the initial recovery period the right amount of calories, proteins and vitamins are taken to avoid feeling sick and weak.