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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 boost 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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How to Know When You Need Bariatric Surgery

If you are obese and considering bariatric surgery, you have to meet several conditions to qualify, and knowing when it’s time to see if you do qualify is straightforward. Overall, bariatric surgery is extremely beneficial to those who qualify. Look at where you stand regarding weight and health to see if it’s time to consider […]


The Lap-Band vs. Other Weight Loss Procedures

The medical community is increasingly coming to the consensus that, for some individuals, bariatric and other weight loss procedures may be the best solution to fight obesity, prevent or reverse pre-diabetes, and improve a host of other symptoms of the metabolic syndrome. While certainly a big decision that should be made under the guidance of […]


Recovering After Lap-Band Surgery

Lap-Band surgery is one of the safest and most effective forms of weight loss surgery. Like other forms of weight loss surgery, a Lap-Band procedure is minimally invasive, and your recovery should be relatively quick. By following the recommended dietary guidelines, your recovery time will be minimal and successful. Preparing for Your Recovery Most people […]


The Best Candidates for Lap-Band

The Lap-Band surgery is a type of surgical weight loss procedure that may be able to help you if you have tried other weight loss methods without much success. Before you make plans to have the Lap-Band procedure, your surgeon will meet with you to determine if you would be a good candidate for the […]


Using Orbera for Weight Loss

If you are like most overweight individuals, you have tried, many times, to lose those excess pounds, only to fail, many times, in achieving your goal. If you have hesitated at the thought of having bariatric surgery that involves incisions, stitches, and scars, the Orbera weight loss balloon program may be the solution you’ve been […]

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