Am I a candidate?
Bariatric surgery is not for the casual dieter and there are several requirements that you will need to meet in order to be considered. Let us guide you through this process in a simple fashion. First, we need to know your height and weight. This will allow us to Calculate your Body Mass Index. BMI is an indicator used globally to indicate a healthy weight. Learn more about Body Mass Index
WHAT IS A LAP BAND?
The LAP-BAND procedure involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the top part of the stomach. The LAP-BAND limits the amount of food eaten at one time allowing patients to feel full and stay full. In short, it is a restrictive procedure.
The LAP-BAND surgery does not require large incisions or changes to the digestive system making it your most minimally invasive choice for bariatric surgery. Your recovery time will be less and your hospital stay shorter.
The LAP-BAND procedure is a minimally invasive technique with a low-risk profile and helps patients lose weight gradually. Long-term weight loss with the LAP-BAND appears to be more dependent on good education and follow-up. Call or email today to see if LAP-BAND surgery is right for you.