About the Procedure
Obesity and the health risk factors resulting from being overweight continue to be a large health concern in our society. Recent estimates suggest that two of every three of adults in America are overweight; one in three is obese. Consumers are closely examining the different types of tools to help them loose the excess weight.
Patients who undergo LAP-BAND® Surgery participate in comprehensive pre-surgery screening and a multi-disciplinary educational program. The program also includes extensive follow-up with your surgeon and on-going availability of licensed dieticians, registered nurses, and psychologists. Sentara support groups also provide patients with valuable information and encouragement, including On-Line Weight-Loss Support Groups at www.sentara.com/support.
The webcast page includes interviews with patients who have had the procedure as well as area surgeons, giving a comprehensive perspective on the procedure and its impact on a patient’s health. For more information on weight-loss programs at Sentara, visit www.sentara.com/WeightLossSurgery.
* National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 to 2004