Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) Surgery

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What is a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) Surgery?

During a LAP band surgery, Dr. Ben-Meir places a silicone band around the top of your stomach to create a small pouch to help you feel full quickly. This band is attached to a port that is placed under the skin. The port allows the band to be adjusted as needed to help you feel full with a small amount of food. This procedure is done laparoscopically using five ¼-1/2 inch incisions.


What are the risks of a Lap-Band surgery?

Every surgery poses possible risks and complications. Possible risks with a Lap-Band surgery include:

  • Band slippage
  • Band erosion
  • Port/tubing issues
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Gastrointestinal leak
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Leg clots
  • Bleeding

What are the benefits of Lap-Band surgery?

Weight loss surgery can improve or resolve many health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and high cholesterol. You’ll also gain the freedom to become an active, healthy participant in life rather than an onlooker.

Which weight loss surgery is right for me? Learn about your options during our free, on-demand webinar:

Learn about your options during our free, on-demand webinar:

What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery

We understand the struggles you face living with obesity. If you’re ready for a change, you may be ready to consider weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is a several-step process that requires a team of qualified experts. Read what to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery. As you read through, remember to keep this in mind: You take only one step at a time, and we will take every step with you.