Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide To Lap Band Surgery Benefits from STX Surgeons in San Antonio

Start here. Start now. Beat obesity.

There are many reasons a person can become obese. The exact causes are still unknown. Many factors can contribute, including genetic, environmental, and metabolic disorders. The important thing is: How you got here doesn’t really matter; it’s what you do next that counts.

For thousands of people, LAP-BAND® is the tool that helps them take charge of their weight—and their health.

At times, it may seem the whole world has an opinion about your weight. Opinions aside, you probably already know: obesity isn't good for you. And you know better than anyone how excessive weight affects your life: how you look, how you feel, and the things you can or can't do. What you might not realize is that obesity can also affect how long you live. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions. But it doesn’t have to—in fact, studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

You’ve probably tried to lose weight before, but gained it all back—only to try again. It can truly feel like a never-ending cycle. You should know: You’re not alone. Studies have shown that while people on a traditional diet and exercise weight loss programs can lose weight, as much as 2/3 of that weight is regained within one year, and almost all of it within five years. The LAP-BAND® System can help you take it off—and keep it off.

We at South Texas Surgeons work with patients to ensure healthy weight loss that stays off. If you are trying to decide if Lap Band surgery is right for you, contact our San Antonio weight loss specialists today for more information at (210) 220-1726.