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Is the oBand® Procedure for Me?

While oBand® strives to provide a great experience and accommodate to the needs of our patients, there are certain factors that will make you either an ideal candidate or a poor candidate for the gastric band and bariatric surgery in general. The two lists below should give you an idea of where you stand when considering oBand® and the LAP-BAND® procedure.

Factors that may improve your candidacy include:

  • An adult of at least 18 years of age
  • BMI is 40 or above -Calculate Your BMI >
  • Are twice (or 100 pounds above) your ideal weight
  • Being overweight has been a long term issue
  • Overweight issues are not caused by disease related factors
  • Alcohol is not consumed in excess
  • Committed to follow ups and working with specialists
  • Committed to making changes in your eating and lifestyle habits

Factors that suggest you may NOT be a candidate include:

  • Inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
  • A heart or lung condition that will make you a poor candidate for surgery
  • Condition that may cause bleeding in the esophagus or stomach
  • Have portal hypertension
  • Esophagus, intestine or stomach is irregular
  • Suffered an intra-operative gastric injury
  • Cirrhosis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Currently pregnant
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • A minor, under 18 years of age
  • Have an infection that risks contaminating the surgical area
  • Inability to adjust to changes in dietary


oBand® understands that this is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. By providing you with relevant resources, expert knowledge and professional services, oBand® wants you to be sure the procedure and new lifestyle is a proper fit for you. We will set you up to attend a seminar and consultation so that your candidacy can be determined and you can be in the position to make an informed decision.

If you are ready to commit to a new lifestyle, to improve the way you eat and approach food, to complement the reduction in food intake with an increase in activity and to make a change in your life for the better, take the first step and contact us.

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