Once you arrive in the operating room for your lap band procedure, the nurse will have you move onto the operating room bed. The anesthesiologist or CRNA will start placing monitors on you, and the circulating nurse might be placing SCD’s on your legs or feet. After all monitors are placed, the anesthesiologist or CRNA will start having you breath oxygen through an oxygen mask. Soon after, you will start getting medication through your IV to make you unconscious. You will be receiving general anesthesia for this procedure which means you will have a breathing tube placed. Once the medication has taken effect and you are unconscious, the anesthesiologist or CRNA will insert the breathing tube. After the breathing tube is in place, you will be positioned and prepped for surgery. If you are a male, your abdomen will probably be shaved. You may have a catheter placed in your bladder to drain urine. The circulating nurse will then “prep” your abdomen with a betadine or chlorhexidine gluconate antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser.
Many clinics now offer the proven weight loss procedure known as Lap-Band. The Lap-Band System, or adjustable gastric banding, is an effective weight loss option and is unique among weight loss surgeries because the procedure is a minimally invasive procedure and it is adjustable as well as fully reversible. Because it is a laparoscopic procedure, there is minimal trauma because the incisions are small. For each patient, medical care is uniquely customized and it is adjusted to meet the patient’s unique personal weight loss requirements.
Slim Band Surgery is a proven method of losing a large amount of body mass. Slim band surgery involves inserting a gastric band that will reduce the size of the stomach causing recipients of the surgery to ingest smaller amounts of the proper foods in the proper consistency. The gastric band is placed around the upper portion of patient’s stomach which divides it in two sections. The silicon band is a hollow ring, which will be filled with saline to increase or decrease the opening.