Lap Band

Gastric Banding

Lap-Band Didn’t Work and Still Obese? Now What?

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band) is an inflatable device that is fitted around the top portion of the stomach. The purpose of the surgery is to treat obesity by restricting food consumption. The first Lap-Band was surgically placed on September 1st, 1993. From that point onward, bariatric surgery steadily rose in popularity until it […]

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Why Can't Lose Weight with Diet and Exercise Alone

Why Can’t I Lose Weight with Diet and Exercise Alone? Bariatric Surgery Can Help

Losing weight is hard. When you have finally had enough of the weight gain and the detriment to your life that packing on the pounds has brought, the first step is to make a conscious decision to change. From here on out, everyone attempts to drop the excess pounds in varying ways. Some cut calories,

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Lap Band Revision

Lap Band Revision Surgery Can Get Your Weight Loss Back on Track

Lap-Band revision surgery is a bariatric procedure designed to replace your existing Lap-Band with a more effective weight loss procedure, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery. If you have a Lap-Band or other type of gastric banding, you may be wondering about revision and why it might be necessary. You might also want to

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Lap Band Surgery in LA

Is Lap Band Surgery Still a Viable Solution for Morbid Obesity?

Gastric banding, otherwise referred to as a Lap-Band, is a procedure aimed at helping morbidly obese patients lose weight. Gastric band surgery has existed in some form or another since the 1970s. In the eighties, the surgery took the form we know today, Lap-Band laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. In the ’90s and early 2000s, the lap

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Gastric Banding to Gastric Sleeve in Los Angeles, CA

Bariatric Surgeon Answers: Can You Convert the Lap-Band to a Gastric Sleeve?

To clear your doubts regarding gastric sleeve, consult the professionals. Make sure to discuss well about your previous lap-band surgery and how safe it is to convert into a gastric sleeve. Gastric banding used to be the go-to of bariatric surgery procedures. Patients liked that the gastric band was a reversible type of surgery. There

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