LAP-BAND® Procedure

How does The LAP-BAND® System help to lose weight?

  • You also feel full faster and stay full longer

    The LAP-BAND® System reduces your stomach’s capacity, restricting the amount of food you are able to eat in a sitting. You also feel full faster and stay full longer. The revolutionary, yet simple technology is a less invasive bariatric option than either sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass to help you gradually lose weight and keep it off so you can live a healthier life.

  • How it’s Done

    The LAP-BAND® System procedure is performed laparoscopically. This means a few very small incisions are made in the abdomen (about 1.5-2.5 cm each). The surgeon places the band around your stomach using long, thin instruments. A small camera allows the surgeon to see inside your body as he or she performs the procedure.

  • Typically done in less than an hour.

    Unlike sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, which usually requires a stay of up to three days in the hospital, the LAP-BAND® System procedure is often done on an outpatient basis and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour. When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, the hospital stay is generally less than one day.

$10,900* LAP-BAND® Special

* Additional fees for general anesthesia, operating room and post-surgery recovery apply.

I was very pleased with having my surgery at Integrity Surgical Center, the Dr. was very very good, and the staff was wonderful, very helpful and caring. I made the best choice coming here. They were very welcoming and really took care of all my needs and answered, and all my questions. Looking forward to coming back for future cosmetic surgeries. Thank you. God bless.Peggy

*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS WILL VARY. TESTIMONIALS DO NOT CONSTITUTE A PROMISE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY PARTICULAR OUTCOME OR EXPERIENCE.

WHAT TO EXPECT

POST SURGERY

After surgery, you may need pain medicine to help with discomfort and soreness. You’ll be encouraged to start moving around to help your body heal. You may have an X-ray the day after surgery to see that everything is working correctly.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions about what to eat after the surgery. For the first 2 weeks, your stomach can only handle small amounts of liquids while you are healing. Some people feel full after just a few sips of water or other liquid. Other people won’t notice much difference. It is important to try to sip water throughout the day to avoid becoming dehydrated. You may notice that your bowel movements are not regular right after your surgery. This is common. Try to avoid constipation and straining with bowel movements.

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If you want to learn more about the LAP-BAND® System or other procedures you can safely combine with tummy tuck surgery please contact Integrity Surgical Center today. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you schedule a one-on-one consultation with a doctor.