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The Lap Band is an inflatable silicone band that is placed around the top of the stomach, creating a small upper pouch. The band connected to a port, which is located below the skin’s surface. This port is filled with saline, causing the Lap Band to tighten around the stomach, which limits the amount of food consumption and causes the patient to feel full more quickly.
Unlike Gastric Bypass Surgery, no cutting or stapling is involved. This restrictive device can be adjusted and/or removed, if necessary. The procedure to insert the band is done laparoscopically on an outpatient basis, so patients generally return home the same day as surgery.
The Lap Band procedure does not involve any special diets or weight-loss pills. Patients are satisfied with smaller portions of their favorite foods, and take in much fewer calories, which allows them to shed pounds. Recovery is relatively quick, with most patients returning to work and normal activities within 4-5 days. Side effects after the surgery may include vomiting (if food is consumed too quickly), constipation, and heartburn.
The Lap Band is a tool to give patients the best chance possible in reaching their weight-loss goals. Past patients have lost up to 100 pounds on the program, but results vary with each patient and their commitment to maintaining a healthy weight.
Recent studies show that obesity is linked to infertility. If you are looking to become pregnant, the Lap Band is a safe, reliable method to help you lose weight. The Lap Band procedure is FDA approved and covered under most insurances. If you do not have insurance, our center offers a wide variety of financing plans based on the needs of our patients.