The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight
reduction. Used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide, this simple
reversible surgically implanted device has safely helped severely obese adults
successfully achieve and maintain long-term weight loss. The LAP-BAND® System
was approved by the FDA in June 2001 for severely obese adults with a Body Mass
Index (BMI) of 40 or more or for adults with a BMI of at least 35 plus at least
one severe obesity-related health condition, such as Type 2 diabetes,
hypertension and asthma.
This BMI(Body Mass Index) calculator can help you determine your BMI for the purposes of determining eligibility.
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