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What is the LAP-BAND ?

Weight Loss Without Invasive Surgery

The LAP-BAND System is a weight loss tool that can help you meet and exceed your weight loss goals. It is a gastric band that helps to limit the amount of food you can eat at once. Through healthy portion control and a healthy lifestyle, you can lose excess weight and keep it off too!

Minimally Invasive

The LAP-BAND System provides a weight loss solution that is minimally invasive. The LAP-BAND gastric band procedure is performed laparoscopically, so you can get back to your weight loss journey quicker.

Long-Term Weight Loss

After all the hard work and dedication that it takes to achieve your goals, you deserve to enjoy your results for years to come. The LAP-BAND program helps with healthy portion control, while care from your team of specialists gives you the techniques to keep the weight off.

An Effective Tool

The LAP-BAND gastric band is a tool that can help you not only achieve your weight loss goals, but exceed them too. You can utilize the benefits of the tool to progress your weight loss and maximize your results, while sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.

Why does the LAP-BAND work?

Countless weight loss solutions are available to you. Chances are you may have tried a few of them. Unfortunately, many just didn t deliver the results you were looking for. Time and time again, the feeling of hope has been overcome with disappointment.

So, the question is, why does the LAP-BAND work? It s time to find out how you can change your life with help from the LAP-BAND .

Lose the weight and keep it off with a healthy lifestyle

Would you find it easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle if you weren t constantly hungry? The LAP-BAND System utilizes gastric banding to do just that. A safe and adjustable gastric band helps limit your hunger, ultimately reducing the amount of food you can eat at once. Throughout your aftercare program, you will be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. The tools and techniques that you learn throughout the weight loss program will help you to live a long-term healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off for years to come.

Maximize your results with post-procedure support

The LAP-BAND is a tool that can help you lose excess weight, but maximizing your weight loss results by living a healthy lifestyle is up to you. The key to adapting to healthy behaviors is support from the right weight loss clinic. Your team of LAP-BAND specialists will provide you with the knowledge and practices that will help you adapt to a long-lasting healthy lifestyle. Genuine care and support will help you along your journey, especially if you are having a difficult time physically or emotionally. Your team will help you overcome obstacles and ultimately reach your weight loss goals.

DENISE, LOST 115 LBS.

“It feels wonderful knowing that your life has changed for the better .”

An embarrassing moment while at an amusement park with her family was a turning point for Denise. Now, she has a healthy relationship with food and strives to be a strong and healthy role model for her daughters. She has completely changed her life, with help from the LAP-BAND weight loss program.

Find a specialist that fits you.

The key to success with the LAP-BAND is finding the right weight loss clinic. Your team of weight loss specialists will provide you with care and encouragement throughout your weight loss journey. It s important that you find the right weight loss clinic for you.

Find out if you are eligible.

Are you ready to make a change? If you are tired of feeling self-conscious, hiding behind baggy clothing, or not feeling entirely comfortable in your own skin chances are, you re ready. It s important to begin by finding out if the LAP-BAND gastric band will be a safe choice for you.

Important LAP-BAND System Safety Information

Indications: The LAP-BAND System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m 2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m 2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Contraindications: The LAP-BAND System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results (e.g. inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

Warnings: The LAP-BAND System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Adverse Events: Placement of the LAP-BAND System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

Important: For full safety information please click here, talk with your doctor, or call Apollo Customer Support at 1-855-551-3123.

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  1. Dixon, et al. Adjustable Gastric Banding and Conventional Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2008.
  2. Obesity News Today. (July 7, 2015). Survey Reveals That While Weight Loss Surgery Still Not Common, Gastric Bands Are Most Favored Option. Retrieved from http://obesitynewstoday.com/2015/07/07/consumer-survey-reveals-gastric-surgery-is-not-a-common-choice/.
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Catheters.

For all of you you have been begging for them (literally!). here you go! We have decided to once again carry a few offerings for Catheters, due to the overwhelming requests!

Thanks so much to all of your loyalty and support. as always, be safe, sane and consensual. but most of all: HAVE FUN!

Keep checking back in as we add more.

Get educated! Read all about about Catheters and Catheter Play in our Medical Fetish Library.

Of all the insertables used in role play, the catheters offer a special sort of control game for the BDSM scene. There is no control over the urinary function: if the catheter is left open, the bladder will drain completely into a leg bag (as shown left) or a larger table/bedside drainage bag and continue to drain as more urine is produced by the body.

If the catheter is closed off by a clamping device, they cannot urinate. even if they wanted to! And you can be sure. Insertion and removal are definitely highlights of this procedure!

As with all insertables, play safe and remember catheters must be played with only if they are sterilized, so we suggest getting a few, to be sure you’re getting a sealed packaged catheter.

Catheters: Brief History

The earliest precursor to the present day Foley catheter is documented in 3000 B.C. It is believed that Egyptians used metal pipes to perform bladder catheterizations. As early as 400 B.C. hollow reeds and pipes were used in cadavers to study the form and function of cardiac valves.

In 1844, Claude Bernard inserted a mercury thermometer into the carotid artery of a horse and advanced it through the aortic valve into the left ventricle to measure blood temperature. It is because of his work that the use of catheters became the method of standard for physiologists in the study of cardiovascular blood flow.

Adolph Fick took another major step in the development of cardiac catheterization in 1870. His famous note on the calculation of blood flow is the basis for today’s cardiac procedures.

Among the earliest published descriptions of human catheterization were done by Fritz Bleichroeder, E. Unger, and W. Loeb in 1912. They were among the first to insert catheters into the blood vessels without x-ray visualization. Interest in catheterization was also stimulated with the advent of chemotherapy.

Early chemotherapy required the injection of drugs directly into the central circulation. Bleichroeder inserted catheters into dog arteries and assessed the effects after leaving them in place for several hours. He reported no complications or clots.

The Foley Catheter came into existence in the 1930s. Frederick E. B. Foley began to experiment with different catheters of the time. He realized that urinary catheters would easily slip out of the bladder because there was no way to hold them in place.

Foley experimented with different methods of securing the catheter until he came up with the idea of attaching a balloon-like device to the end of the catheter. The device would then be able to be placed and then inflated from the outside. By 1934, Foley catheters were on the market. Other than in material, the Foley catheter remains relatively unchanged in design today!

Male External Catheters or “Texas Catheters”

Male external catheters have traditionally been used for the management of urinary incontinence due to surgery, injury and disease. These “condom type” devices are placed over the penis and attached to a collection device, usually a leg bag which is worn under the clothes for mobility or a bedside drainage bag for prolonged bed stays.

The nonsensitizing adhesive provides a reliable bond to the skin for extra confidence and maximum wear time. A kink-proof funnel helps ensure uninterrupted urine flow.

They are clear which allows easy inspection of skin and attachment area and made of either latex or silicone.

Our wide band Texas catheter has the adhesive built into almost the entire sheath wall. It has 70% more adhesive area than is found in other self-adhering styles, which helps prevent urine migration up the penis shaft, which results in premature removal, and it helps prevent urine build-up around the head of the penis, which results in catheter blow-off!

We offer three diameter sizes to provide proper fit and greater reliability!