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  1. Arti says:

    Your surgeon may suggest you start eating 5 to 6 small meals every day to prepare for the changes ahead. It depends on the surgeon or the procedure; the preparation and precaution for surgery can vary. it’s done using a laparoscopic technique. Lap band surgery is the process which is done under full general anesthesia and takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform. The gastric band is put around the upper part of the stomach and set into position with stitches. The surgeon or doctor inserts a tiny camera attached with a tube into one of these cuts and views the procedure on a screen. That involves making 3 to 5 small cuts of each about 1 inch in length. The other incisions permit the use of surgical tools and insert of the band. It may mean wean off “slippery” high-calorie foods which include ice cream or milkshakes (since it will keep being easily absorbed after the process). Then the port is placed in the wall of the abdomen and sutured in place. Many centers like Better Weigh Center commit from the patient the essential lifestyle changes before the surgery and post-surgery.

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