The LAP-BAND and Sexual Function

Sexual dysfunction that commonly occurs in morbidly obese men, is changed after weight loss surgery according to a new study.

“Sexual dysfunction should be considered one of the numerous potential reversible complications of obesity,” the study concluded.

The study estimated that a morbidly obese male had the same sexual function as someone who was 20 years older.  By reduction of weight, this function was able to return in a number of men. The study, published in the Journal of The American College of Surgeons, showed that men who lost 2/3 of their excess weight had a significant improvement in their sexual function.

This is not surprising given the other co-morbidities that are associated with obesity.  Excess weight has been linked to diabetes, which is the leading cause of sexual dysfunction in males.

Far better than waiting to develop sexual dysfunction, it is better to prevent it, by considering weight loss surgery before this becomes an issue. Instead of waiting to be 100 pounds overweight, consider the LAP-BAND at 50 pounds overweight, allowing you to lose the 50 pounds, and avoid the pounding your body takes with the excess weight.

Weight loss is the best investment a person can make. It is the only investment that allows you to improve the quality of life as well as the quantity of life.

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit

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