Lap Band Surgery
LAP-BAND® System surgery (also often called Lap Band surgery or adjustable gastric banding), is a restrictive surgery that is completely reversible and does not require manipulation of the intestinal system. Many patients have achieved considerable weight loss with adjustable gastric banding; visit our bariatric surgery before and after results gallery to view pictures of some of the incredible weight loss results.
Patients in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex can visit our offices conveniently located in Decatur, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, also serving the rest of North Texas, including Wichita Falls, Waco, Abilene, Mineral Wells and parts of Southern Oklahoma. Our program also offers no fees for LAP-BAND take over care patients. Please contact us to get more information on how this process works.
If you are looking for an effective, minimally-invasive surgical solution for obesity, LAP-BAND surgery may be the answer you've been looking for. My Bariatric Solutions is a LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE® Certified Program. The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE® Program is a comprehensive set of clinical and operational best practices designed to optimize patient outcomes while improving consistency and efficiency.
- What is LAP-BAND Surgery
- Benefits of LAP-BAND Surgery
- Risks of LAP-BAND Surgery
- The LAP-BAND System Surgery Procedure
What is LAP-BAND Surgery?
The lap band constricts the upper part of the stomach, LAP-BAND surgery is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options. It is an effective, yet minimally-invasive treatment for obesity. Unlike Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries, LAP-BAND surgery does not involve stapling or removal of parts of the stomach or intestines. Instead, a small adjustable band is placed around the stomach to reduce the size of the stomach.
Benefits of LAP-BAND Surgery
Helps patients achieve needed weight loss. Studies suggest that, one year after LAP-BAND surgery, the average patient loses approximately 45 percent of his or her excess body weight.
Improves many obesity-related health problems, including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease.
Does not require re-routing of the stomach or intestines. This often makes the recovery time shorter and easier.
The band can be adjusted or removed, depending on the patient's needs.
Is laparoscopic. In general, minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures cause minimal scarring, pose less of a risk than more invasive techniques, and promote a quicker, easier recovery.
What are some of the risks of LAP-BAND Surgery?
Although the lap band is minimally invasive, it does have risks. Possible complications include slippage, stomach wall deterioration, formation of ulcers, vomiting, indigestion, and bloating. Finally, patients are not guaranteed any particular weight loss amount after LAP-BAND surgery, particularly if he or she does not adhere to guidelines for life after weight loss surgery.
If you are an appropriate candidate for obesity surgery the LAP-BAND is one of several options available for your consideration. Contact My Bariatric Solutions to schedule a consultation to discuss the procedure and whether its benefits and risks make it the right treatment for you.
The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedure
Dr. Scott Stowers, Medical Director and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Arsalla, Bariatric Surgeon, and Dr. Heath Smith, Bariatric Surgeon at My Bariatric Solutions® perform the LAP-BAND surgery at Wise Health System and Parkway Surgical and Cardiovascular Hospital in North Texas. To begin the LAP-BAND® surgery, the patient is given anesthesia. The surgeon then makes a small incision into the abdomen, through which he inserts the gastric band. He/She then maneuvers the band into place (around the upper part of the stomach). The band contains an inflatable tube that the surgeon fills with saline solution. The tube expands and constricts the gastric band, which in turn constricts the stomach. Finally, the surgeon completes the procedure by suturing the incisions closed. He/She can adjust the band as needed at a later date by adding or removing saline solution.
After surgery, our teams in Dallas, Decatur and Fort Worth are committed to helping patients through the recovery process. We have satisfied patients throughout all of Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, North Texas, Oklahoma and throughout the United States. If you are considering LAP-BAND® System surgery, you can find exceptional treatment and aftercare at My Bariatric Solutions, including nutritional and psychological counseling and obesity surgery support programs.
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