FDA Approves Lap-Band Procedure For Less Needy Patients
August 30, 2011
Having a surgical procedure performed in order to lose weight is normally an option reserved for those whose live are at risk because of their weight. According to KSDK 5 News, the Food and Drug Administration made the approval earlier this year for patients with lower BMI’s to have the procedure done, meaning people needing to lose as little as 50 pounds can have the procedure done.
The procedure is done by inserting what looks like a zip-tie around the top of the stomach, through a small incision in the midsection. A balloon inside the band limits how much food is allowed to pass into the stomach of the patient.
The procedure has numerous reported problems from something as simple as vomiting and diarrhea, to band slippage and even death. In fact, 88 percent of all patients having the surgery performed reported some kind of complication.
The Missouri Medical Malpractice Attorney with Cofman Townsley encourage you to contact them if you have been harmed by a doctor while in the operating room. You can contact us by filling out a free online consultation form at our website