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Buying Women’s Clothes After Lap-Band

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, more commonly known as the “lap band,” is a type of bariatric surgery done to help the patient lose weight. It is generally recommended for people with a BMI of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 and an obesity-related condition like diabetes. A person in this condition […]


Avoiding Dumping Syndrome After Surgery

Dumping syndrome is a sensation that can occur after weight loss surgery, and there are things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing these symptoms. Dumping syndrome occurs when food moves so quickly from the small stomach pouch to the small intestine that it gets “dumped” without proper digestion. This is divided […]


Easing into Physical Activity

After you’ve recovered from Lap-Band surgery, you’ll be expected to adopt a physical activity routine that’s specific to your capabilities. It’s beneficial because it will help you burn calories and increase your odds of seeing positive results with your procedure. Regular exercise also produces hormones called endorphins that improve your mood and stimulate collagen production […]


Your Nutritional Goals Before Lap-Band Surgery

The Lap-Band® or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is a surgical procedure that restricts the stomachs capacity. It is an effective procedure for treating obesity, and it is gaining in popularity in the United States. There are multiple considerations that must be observed, which include behavioral, dietary, and lifestyle changes. A patient must adopt these changes […]


3 Exercise Options After Lap-Band

Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is without a doubt a key to maintaining a high quality of life. Moreover, making sure to get adequate amounts of exercise is a key to maintaining an active lifestyle. That said, there are many people that would no-doubt like to exercise more, but whose circumstances give them pause for […]


Stocking Your Kitchen for After Surgery

Lap band surgery can be the gateway to a new life of healthy, nutritious eating habits and an energized, mobile body. It does, however, require adjustment. When you first go home after the surgery, your diet will be very restricted, and you should have your kitchen stocked in preparation. Liquid Diet For the first few […]


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. […]


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