Medical research has shown that those who are currently obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 will likely remain so without intervention.

Obesity, the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States has been shown to have a correlation to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus Type II, and high blood pressure; therefore, it should also be treated as a medical condition.

Now the FDA has approved the LAP-BAND procedure, the only device for bariatric surgery for patients with a BMI of 30-35 with one or more obesity-related co-morbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea.

True Results Medical Director, Dr. Paul O’Brien, is pleased “to see obesity acknowledged as a disease” that requires medical treatment and “nearly 26 million more Americans can now benefit from this safe, gentle and effective treatment to reach and maintain a healthy weight.”

The LAP-Band procedure has been shown to be 10 times safer than the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures with proven long-term effectiveness for weight loss and maintenance.

The LAP-Band is a restrictive device that requires no cutting, stapling, or removal of any of the stomach and is adjustable and reversible. Lifestyle changes must be implemented for long-term weight loss and LAP-BAND can be used as a tool to achieve it.