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5 Lap-Band Myths

Although the Lap-Band® has been used by bariatric surgeons for more than a decade as a tool for severe obesity, there are still a number of myths surrounding the procedure. The following separates fact from fiction regarding some of the most common misconceptions. Myth: Gastric band surgery is a quick fix. Lap-Band® surgery is an […]

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When is Lap-Band Medically Necessary?

For some patients, losing a lot of weight would be a tremendous boast to their health, and, for those people, lap-band surgery may be an ideal solution. Lap-band surgery, or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery, is a procedure that creates a smaller stomach pouch with an implanted, adjustable band around the stomach. This reduced stomach […]


Options for Lap-Band Revision

Lap band surgery takes place when a surgeon inserts a band with a balloon that can inflate around the top of the stomach. Sometimes, the lap band is ineffective. If a person does not lose weight or there is a complication, the band must be removed. These complications can include band erosion, band intolerance, difficulty […]


Stay Free of Complications After Lap-Band

The Lap-Band surgery is a proven safe and effective method of jump-starting weight loss. Our bariatric surgeons take the time to ensure that every patient has the best possible chances at losing excess weight. These tips will help to ensure that you have the desired outcome immediately after surgery and throughout your weight loss journey. […]