LAP-BAND®, also called adjustable gastric banding surgery, is a weight-loss procedure. It is FDA-approved for teenagers and adults 18 years of age or older. If you are considering bariatric surgery and are at least 18 years old, LAP-BAND may be an option for you.
Our weight-loss program is about more than just surgery. We provide intensive pre- and post-operative care. Before your surgery, you can expect:
On the day of the surgery, this is a general idea of what you can expect. We will:
The small pouch fills up quickly, so you feel full after eating a small amount of food. Eating less leads to weight loss.
Our care does not end when the surgery is over. Our Bariatric Surgery Program includes an intensive post-surgical support system. We follow up with our patients frequently, more often than in an adult bariatric surgery program. Generally, the schedule of follow-up visits is:
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