While people may already be familiar with the term LAP-BAND® or Realize Band, oBand® has made great strides in carving their own name in Los Angeles in the field of bariatric surgery. The term oBand® is grounded in and derived from the company mission, which is: “To eradicate obesity by promoting, encouraging and enhancing outpatient bariatric surgical care, research and education for the benefit of all patients.” oBand® is fully committed to bringing the highest level of care possible to its patients. Our service to you goes far beyond the surgical procedure. We are with you every step of the way, from the initial contact and introductory seminar to the post surgery follow ups and support. Our complete, comprehensive approach towards bariatric surgery is made possible by exceptional doctors and staff, highly regarded certifications and accreditations, top of the line facilities and equipment, and an extensive weight management program.
Exceptional Staff and Renowned Surgeons
Surgery is a life-changing step that requires making well-informed decisions to ensure you receive the best care possible. One of the most important decisions in this process compels patients to have complete confidence in the doctor performing the weight loss surgery. oBand® understands this crucial requirement and has taken steps to attain the services of highly experienced bariatric surgeons. All of our surgeons must be credentialed by oBand® and meet or exceed the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Surgical facilities utilized by oBand are accredited by The Joint Commission. oBand®’s high standards are not only displayed through our surgeons, but are also exemplified through our support staff. Our staff has been commended by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN). From your initial seminar or 30-minute evaluation, through your post-operative checkups, our patient advocates, surgical technicians, nurses and administrators will offer you a wealth of knowledge and provide you the utmost care and respect.
Accreditations and Certifications
oBand®’s facilities and equipment also meet or exceed the highest guidelines in the healthcare industry. Our institution has been recognized for providing high quality care to our patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The American College of Surgeons has developed a Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program to foster high quality surgical care for patients who undergo bariatric surgery. The program manual (see hyperlink below) describes the necessary physical resources, human resources, clinical standards, surgeon credentialing standards, data reporting standards, and verification/approval processes required for the designation of American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Centers. (To learn more, visit: www.facs.org/quality-programs/mbsaqip)
Excellent Facilities and Equipment
oBand® facilities meet or exceed ACS and JCAHO requirements and provide our patients with hospital level safety in an outpatient environment. State of the art equipment is designed to meet the needs of bariatric patients. oBand® Centers was the first outpatient facility in the United States to offer bariatric surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System®. Precise robotic movements allow for greater surgical precision and shorter recovery. This minimally invasive laparoscopic approach allows most patients to go home in less than two hours and be back at work in less than two days.
Beyond the Surgical Procedure
As an outpatient facility, we are constantly looking to minimize your surgery and recovery time and get you back to your normal daily activities as soon as possible. While surgery is the most important step in your journey, we understand that the patient’s needs reach much farther than the procedure itself. oBand® has developed a program to meet your needs at every step, so that you can experience the highest level of quality care throughout the entire process. By developing a long term relationship with our patients, starting from the initial contact to long after surgery, we are able to put our mission into action. oBand® Centers is a leading network of physician owned outpatient surgical facilities operated by nationally recognized oBand® surgeons. Our board certified surgeons are experienced in the adjustable and reversible gastric banding procedure. oBand® expert surgeons have successfully handled thousands of cases with outstanding outcomes. If you want to know more about bariatric surgery or need to find an oBand® Center near you, call now.