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FDA Lower BMI Recommendations

You eat right and exercise regularly, but you are still 40 to 50 pounds overweight. You have tried everything to keep the weight off… but it keeps coming back. What do you do?

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to lose weight through traditional weight loss methods, nothing seems to be working effectively and helping you meet your ultimate goals. That’s why LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery, a minimally invasive surgical weight loss treatment, may be a good solution to help you lose significant amounts of weight and keep the weight off. New FDA guidelines can now help some patients who were previously determined to be ineligible for LAP-BAND® surgery qualify for the procedure.

Please contact Dr. David Kim or Dr. Bridget Holden at Kim Bariatric Institute for more information, or to schedule a consultation for LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery.

New FDA Guidelines

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery is one of the most popular surgical weight loss procedures in the United States, and today, the treatment is available to millions of patients who do not need to be classified as morbidly obese. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued new guidelines for LAP-BAND® System surgery that approve the procedure for use in individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, plus at least one severe obesity-related health condition. These health conditions, known as co-morbidities, can include sleep apnea, hypertension, Type-2 diabetes, and others.

If you have considered bariatric surgery in the past, but were ruled out as a candidate because your body mass index was less than 35, these new FDA guidelines may make it possible for you to qualify for LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery.

*LAP-BANDs with Dr. Kim and Dr. Holden start at $12,300

Lose 40 to 50 Pounds with LAP-BAND® System Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. David Kim understands how frustrating it can be to shed those extra pounds and keep them off. He has spent his career helping patients slim their physiques, reduce the risk of serious health conditions caused by obesity, and start living healthier and happier. With these new FDA guidelines for LAP-BAND® System surgery, Dr. Kim or Dr. Bridget Holden can help patients who may just need to lose 40 to 50 pounds of extra weight feel better about how they look. Plus, the LAP-BAND® System involves an entire new dietary program that can help you keep the weight off. LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery is a fully reversible restrictive weight loss procedure. Through very small incisions, our bariatric surgeon attaches an elastic band around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a smaller stomach pouch. This makes it possible for you to attain a feeling of fullness much quicker when you eat, and help you lose weight. If you would eventually like to be able to eat more or eat less before feeling full, the gastric band can be adjusted (or even removed) to accommodate your needs. One of the best benefits of LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery is the fact that the procedure itself involves no cutting or stapling of the stomach, and therefore requires minimal recovery time. In fact, the LAP-BAND® System is often performed as an outpatient. Your insurance policy may even cover the procedure!

Fit into Skinny Jeans Again

The LAP-BAND® System is designed to help those who have tried just about everything and cannot seem to lose weight and keep it off. It’s not a magical cure for obesity – but it can be an effective tool to help you lose weight by significantly altering your dietary habits start living a healthier lifestyle. Our practice offers a comprehensive treatment process that will monitor your progress after surgery to ensure you are losing weight safely and effectively. With the combination of LAP-BAND® System surgery and a focused new diet and exercise plan, Dr. David Kim or Dr. Bridget Holden can help you fit into “skinny jeans” again and feel great about the way you look.

Contact Our Bariatric Practice Today

If you would like to learn more about LAP-BAND® System weight loss surgery, please browse through our website for more information on the many aspects of the procedure, recovery, candidacy requirements, and what you can expect in the days and months after surgery. Or, you are welcome to contact the Kim Bariatric Institute and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim or Dr. Holden. Our board-certified weight loss surgeon, Dr. David Kim, has performed more than 6,000 LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve surgeries, and Dr. Bridget Holden is also highly experienced with these procedures. They can help you determine which procedure is the best option for your needs.

Only with a private consultation with Dr. Kim or Dr. Holden and our staff can the determination be made about which operation will best help you with your specific problems, so make your appointment today!

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