LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Surgery
LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery: A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly referred to as a LAP-BAND®, is an inflatable silicone device that is placed around the top portion of the stomach, via laparoscopic surgery, in order to treat obesity. Adjustable gastric band surgery is an example of bariatric surgery designed for obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or between 35-40 in cases of patients with certain co morbidities that are known to improve with weight loss, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, Hypertension (high blood pressure), or metabolic syndrome, among others. Read more about LAP-BAND® & Weight Loss Surgery How LAP-BAND® & gastric banding works: According to the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery is not an easy option for obesity sufferers. Bariatric surgery is a drastic step, and carries the usual pain and risks of any major gastrointestinal surgical operation. However, gastric banding is the least invasive surgery of its kind. Gastric banding is performed using laparoscopic surgery and usually results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures. Read More about LAP-BAND® Surgery Laparoscopic surgery: A small incision (less than 1/2 inch) is made near the belly button. Carbon dioxide (a gas that occurs naturally in the body) is introduced into the abdomen to create a work space for the surgeon. Then a small laparoscopic camera is placed through the incision into the abdomen. The camera sends a picture of the stomach and abdominal cavity to a video monitor. It gives the surgeon a good view of the key structures in the abdominal cavity. Read more about Gastric Band Surgery
Our minimally invasive, state-of-the-art surgical approach to weight and wellness provides superior results to our Gastric Sleeve patients.The sleeve procedure is a highly sought after form of bariatric surgery. Recent research has tracked the success of this procedure that is designed to reduce the size of a patients stomach by 80-85%. This procedure is less invasive than a conventional gastric bypass procedure. The stomach is constricted with the use of surgical staples. These will be placed with the help of the small incisions. The shape of the stomach is changed but the organ retains its natural function. After the incisions are closed the patient is taken to recovery. A patient receiving a gastric sleeve procedure should anticipate pain and tenderness near the surgical site for 1-2 days following the operation. This surgery is irreversible and will require that patients watch their diets closely. Since the reduced stomach size can affect the absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals it may be necessary to take supplements for an extended period.