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Suite 340
Tampa, FL 33613
Office: (813) 971-2470

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Dr. Dietrick Performs the Lap Band Procedure for Patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland and Nearby Areas

The Lap Band is an effective and safe solution for weight loss; however, it is important to discuss this option with Dr. Dietrick to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will help you determine if you are a candidate after measuring your body mass index (BMI) and completing a thorough evaluation.

How Does Your BMI Determine if You are a Candidate for the Lap Band Procedure?

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Body mass index or BMI is a better measurement of your weight because it takes into account your height. A healthy BMI is between 19-25, an overweight BMI is 25-30, an obese BMI is greater than 30 and a morbidly obese BMI is greater than 35. Your BMI is an important aspect of whether you qualify for lap band surgery. Your physician will also consider other factors such as medical problems like diabetes, painful joints, heart disease, hormonal abnormalities, and sleep apnea.

Benefits of Lap Band Surgery

The Lap Band operation  is the placement of an inflatable and adjustable device around the stomach to help reduce the amount of food you eat. There are a number of benefits with lap-band surgery including:

  • Small incision
  • Laparoscopic procedure
  • Quick recovery
  • Adjustability
  • Long term weight loss
  • Short hospital stay
  • Reversible procedure

Lap band surgery for weight loss has been shown to be a safe and effective procedure with an average weight loss of 1.5 to 2 pounds each week and a 50% loss of excess weight in the first two years. This type of surgery  is extremely beneficial for those who are obese and can be a life saving measure.

If you have questions or concerns about Lap-Band surgery contact us today or attend a free seminar to learn more!

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3000 Medical Park Drive
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Tampa, FL 33613
Office: (813) 971-2470
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