Gastric Band Surgery

Recovering after Gastric Band Surgery

Because the lap band operation is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery is often shorter than other types of weight loss surgery, and patients generally have fewer problems associated with the operation and recovery process. [Read more]

Expected Weight Loss with Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery can result in dramatic weight loss, with some people losing one-third to one-half of their extra body weight. Most people gradually lose weight over a three year period following the surgery. [Read more]

Gastric Band Options

If you are obese and have struggled to lose weight, talk to your doctor about your weight loss options. Only your doctor and a medical weight loss team can determine if a gastric banding option is right for you.
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Getting Emotionally Ready for LAP-BAND Surgery

The prospect of losing weight through lap-band surgery can be very exciting, especially if you’ve been living with obesity for a long time. However, potential lap-band patients should understand that having bariatric surgery won’t just change how much you weigh or what you look like. To improve your chances of success after surgery, it’s important to emotionally prepare yourself for your new life before you have surgery. [Read more]

LAP-BAND Port Placement

I want to give you some insight about port placement. As you know to make the lap band work you have to access the band and add fluid to it through a port which is placed under the skin. [Read more]

Single Incision LAP-BAND Surgery also great for GERD

Currently this technique is used by Dr. Bagnato for revisions to gastric bypass surgery as well as treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). [Read more]