Lap-Band Surgery in Los Angeles

What is Lap Band

What is lap-band surgery?

For Los Angeles patients looking for a minimally invasive weight loss surgery with no cutting to the stomach, Lap-Band surgery is an effective solution. An adjustable gastric band is placed around the upper part of your stomach, which reduces the amount of food that your stomach can hold. This causes feelings of satiety, which means that you eat less and your caloric intake is reduced.  

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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. 

Dr. Naim is one of the best surgeons in Los Angeles for Lap-Band surgery. He’ll monitor your progress and work closely with you, adjusting the band as necessary to ensure you meet your weight loss goals. At the same time, the Soma Care Team will help you manage diet and lifestyle changes to set you up for long-term success.

If you’re considering having this procedure, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Naim to discuss your candidacy and whether this is a good solution for you.

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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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Does insurance cover Lap-Band surgery?

Lap-Band surgery is typically covered by most insurance plans. If you aren’t sure what your insurance coverage includes, our staff can contact your insurance to see if the procedure is partially or fully covered. Call us at 855-SOMA-411 (766-2411) or complete an insurance verification form online to initiate the process.

How long does a Lap-Band last?

The Lap-Band is made of silicone. This FDA-approved device is designed to be a permanent implant and can last forever. However, the procedure is reversive and the gastric band can be removed.

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 in the Los Angeles area 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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