Lap-Band Surgery in Los Angeles

What is Lap Band

What is lap-band surgery?

For patients looking for a minimally invasive weight loss surgery with no cutting to the stomach, Lap-Band surgery is an effective solution. By using an adjustable gastric band, this procedure reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing feelings of satiety and reducing caloric intake.

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Unlike some other types of weight loss surgeries, Lap-Band surgery does not affect the absorption of nutrients. Instead, it simply restricts the amount of food that you consume. The band may be adjusted or removed at any time, allowing for reversal once you achieve your weight loss goals. 

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How does Lap-Band surgery work?

During Lap-Band surgery, thin, long tubes called laparoscopes are inserted through very small incisions in the abdomen and placed around the upper portion of the stomach. The band is then filled with a saline solution to taper down the upper portion of the stomach.

Lap-Band surgery does not affect the makeup of the stomach or intestines at all and has a swift recovery period. Generally, patients are discharged on the same day of the surgery, making Lap-Band surgery one of the least invasive surgeries.

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After Lap-Band surgery

Because the stomach size is drastically restricted, eating smaller portions of food is vital to avoid nausea or vomiting. Eat food slowly, and always stop eating when you feel full. To maintain the effects of weight loss from Lap-Band surgery, follow a proper diet and exercise. If you neglect to adopt healthier lifestyle choices after surgery, you may regain the weight. It’s important to view Lap-Band surgery, like all bariatric surgeries, as part of a lifestyle shift, not a quick-fix surgery. As is the case with any bariatric surgery, your success depends on how well you take care of yourself afterward. Patients who make healthy food choices and maintain an active lifestyle can expect to lose – and keep off – a significant amount of weight after Lap-Band surgery.
After lap-band on scale

Testimonials for Dr. Naim and Soma Weight Loss

“Having Surgery has been the best thing I could have ever done in my life. I had seen three surgeons before Dr. Naim. He made me feel overjoyed. He is unbelievable. Since surgery I do not need C-Pap machine for my sleep apnea. No more blood pressure medications. No more stomach pills, and no more oxygen.”
Judith H.

Learn More About Lap-Band Surgery in a Free Consultation

Lap-Band surgery is a popular choice for patients who have struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. It has the lowest rate of complications among bariatric surgery and can be reversed whenever the patient wants. You may be a candidate for Lap-Band surgery if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 OR
  • Have a BMI of 30 or above and have health problems such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea or diabetes
  • Do not have digestive problems caused by disorders such as Crohn’s disease, advanced heart or lung disease, portal hypertension, pancreatitis or a general history of autoimmune connective tissue disease
  • Are committed to making healthy lifestyle changes related to exercise and nutrition

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