How much weight do you have to be over to get the lap band?
To ensure that you can lose weight safely with the Lap-Band, you need to meet the following qualifications: Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is at least 40 kg/m² or you have a BMI of at least 30 kg/m² with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. Are at least 18-years old.
Is the lap band better than the sleeve?
While a lap band procedure may be a better option for some, gastric sleeve surgery is generally the better, more permanent option. During gastric sleeve surgery between 70-80 percent of the stomach is completely removed, resulting in a sleeve or banana-shaped stomach tube.
How many pounds can you lose with Lap-Band surgery?
Excess weight loss with the lap band averages 37% at 12 months and 64% at 24 months. This means if a person comes in weighing 200 pounds, they could lose up to 49 pounds or more by two years! However, how much weight you will lose with the lap band varies between patients.
Do you lose more weight with Lap-Band or gastric sleeve?
Gastric sleeve vs band: gastric sleeve results in ~18% more weight loss after 2 years. The amount of weight loss is similar after 5 years.