The goal of all Bariatric surgeries is to help limit the capacity of the stomach, ultimately making it easier for you to control portions. The lap band is no different. The lap band procedure is one of the most popular weight loss surgery choices, as it utilizes an implanted device to alter the shape and size of the stomach rather than permanent, surgical changes. This adjustable band helps control the amount of food the stomach can consume, allowing you to achieve sustained weight loss.
At Marina Weight Loss Center, we perform the lap band surgery using laparoscopic techniques. Rather than making one large cut into the abdomen, we make a series of up to five small incisions, where our specialized doctors can control a camera and other medical instruments inside the body. This eliminates the risks associated with open surgery, and allows you to recover faster than ever before. You will experience little discomfort, as we administer anesthetics during the procedure.
Lap band surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, in which a donut-shaped device is placed over the stomach to create a smaller pouch. The band is filled with saline, making it adjustable and customizable for the patient. Because the band limits how much you can eat, you will have a restricted diet that helps you sustain long-term weight loss. This device is controlled by an access port, where your doctors can adjust the size of the band using saline solution, allowing you to tighten or loosen the band to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
To fully understand how our doctors perform this widely popular weight loss surgery, please watch this informational video.
At Marina Weight Loss Center, it is our mission to help you reach your weight loss goals in a way that works best for your lifestyle. Our staff is composed of specialized doctors, nutritionists, physicians, and more that are excited to help you make a positive lifestyle change. With the help of the lap band, you will be able to reach these goals faster than ever before. To get started with this advanced procedure, please do not hesitate to reach out to us today.
Making the decision to have weight loss surgery can be greatly rewarding, but also very overwhelming. To help you better understand this procedure, please read through our frequently asked questions below. With these answers, you will be able to feel more comfortable in your decision and be able to start living the healthy, happy lifestyle you have always dreamed of.
A. There are many benefits that are associated with the lap band surgery. Today, the lap band is the only adjustable Bariatric option in the country. This system allows you to increase or decrease your weight loss efforts by simply administering a shot of saline solution into the band. This can help you achieve long-term weight loss for an overall healthier lifestyle.
A. Another major benefit to this procedure is that it requires no altering of your organs. There is no stapling, moving, or cutting your stomach. The lap band simply wraps around your stomach, creating a small pouch to assist in portion control.
With gastric bypass surgery, your stomach is stapled to form a smaller pouch, and a portion of your small intestine is attached to the pouch to bypass the larger portion. This procedure permanently changes the shape and structure of your stomach.
A. One of the biggest concerns with the lap band procedure, like many of our Bariatric procedures, is the recovery time. Because the lap band procedure is one of the least invasive weight loss surgeries to date, you can be back to work in no more than a week.
To continue exercising, we suggest that you wait an additional five to six weeks to ensure your body is fully recovered.