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]
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.
Thanks to several factors, complications arising from bariatric surgery and the resulting costs have declined over the last several years, a new study shows. Much of this improvement is attributable to an increased use of vertical-banded gastroplasty and lap-band surgery over gastric bypass surgery. [Read more]