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LAP-BAND Surgery

WHAT IS LAP-BAND SURGERY?

Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement, also known as LAP-BAND® Surgery, is a minimally invasive operation which helps you lose weight, with fewer risks than any other type of weight loss surgery.

HOW DOES THE LAP-BAND WORK?

The LAP-BAND is an adjustable band that is placed around the upper portion of your stomach that gently constricts your stomach to form a small pouch. This smaller stomach will slow the passage of food, giving you the feeling of being full even though you are eating considerably less. You should gradually lose 1-3 pounds a week in the first year and your LAP-BAND is adjustable to make sure that you lose the most amount of weight possible, while ensuring that you get all the nutrition that your body needs to stay healthy.

IS LAP-BAND SURGERY SAFE?

The LAP-BAND procedure is the safest weight loss surgery that you can get, and all of our surgeons are certified as experts by Allergan, the makers of the LAP-BAND® .

LAP-BAND surgery is minimally invasive and while you may be at the center for 4 to 5 hours, the actual LAP-BAND procedure usually only takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to perform. You will be put under general anesthesia for the surgery and your LAP-BAND surgeon will make a few small, 1-centimeter incisions in order to place the LAP-BAND around the upper portion of your stomach. The surgeon skillfully uses a small camera called the laparoscope to make sure the band is placed and secured properly.