Simple Steps to Lap-Band Success

hekier_keilinThe Lap-Band® is a powerful tool to promote rapid weight loss and improved health for people who struggle with being seriously overweight. But, the Lap-Band is just that — a tool — and for adjustable gastric banding surgery to be most effective, patients need to significantly change their eating and exercise habits, as well.

In this brief, informative video husband-and-wife bariatric surgeons Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin map out the steps to long-term Lap-Band success. Their simple, clear guidance will help you make an informed decision if you are considering Lap-Band surgery, and will help you stay on track to heath and happiness if you are a Lap-Band patient. Click the player below to watch!

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Get to know Lap-Band surgeons Dr. Hekier and Dr. Keilin, and learn more about the Lap-Band procedure, at www.NoScales.com.

LAP-BAND® SUCCESS: TRANSCRIPTION

DR. RACHEL KEILIN (RK): I would have to say that the people who are most successful with the Lap-Band are people who start the journey with a certain commitment. I guess one of the more forceful ways I like to think of it is, “You’ve tried it your way, now you’ve got to try it my way.” [laughs]

DR. RON HEKIER (RH): Sometimes people want to know what characteristics are there, that would make a person unsuccessful with the Lap-Band. I think we need to recognize the unhealthy lifestyles that have got us to that point, and the person that doesn’t recognize the unhealthy lifestyles will not realize the goals that they have set for themselves with the Lap-Band.

RK: It’s important in the long run to really change how you view food — it’s important to change the behaviors, the situations that you put yourself in. The people who do well are the ones who are ready to start with that commitment.

RH: I think the things that lead to success with the Lap-Band are a recognition that you’re going to have to change many habits that you have, you’re going to have to change the way you eat, you’re going to have to change the food that you eat, and you’re going to have to change the amount of time that you spend eating. Additionally, you’re going to have to introduce other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including exercise as well.

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  1. WLSChannel Newsletter Feb. 20, 2009 |Weight Loss Surgery Channel

    […] We all know that the Lap-Band® is a powerful tool to help people who are seriously overweight get healthy again. But it’s only a tool. As with any weight loss surgery, patients must be willing to significantly change their eating and exercise habits to break free from obesity for good. That’s the message of this informative two-minute video, hosted by husband-and-wife bariatric surgeons Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin. They’ll map out the steps to long-term Lap-Band success and offer clear guidance to help you make an informed decision if you are considering Lap-Band surgery, and stay on track to health and happiness post-op. Check it out! […]

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