GETTING STARTED

 

Home

Cost of Lap Band Surgery

Lap Band Insurance Coverage

Financing Lap-Band Surgery

Lap Band Candidates

Before/After Lap-Band Pictures

Qualify For Lap-Band Surgery

Health History Form

Contact Us

 

BARIATRIC SURGERY OPTIONS

 

Lap-Band Surgery

StomaphyX

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Realize Gastric Banding

Vertical Gastric Sleeve

Duodenal Switch

Types of weight loss surgery

Surgery Comparison Chart

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

 

Lap Band information

About the Lap Band procedure

Lap Band surgery risks

Lap Band Surgery advantages

What to expect from the surgery

After Lap Band surgery

The Lap Band diet

Frequently asked questions

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery

Lap Band vs. Gastric bypass

Weight loss surgery myths

 

PATIENT RESOURCES

 

Facts about obesity

Obesity and fertility

About morbid obesity

Obesity treatment options

Obesity surgery

Weight loss options

Choosing a bariatric surgeon

Bariatric surgery centers

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

 

Lap-Band Weight Loss Surgery

What to expect after the Lap Band procedure

 

Don't have insurance coverage for Lap-Band surgery? Financing now available for Lap-Band patients!

After the Lap-Band procedure, most patients will need to be hospitalized for about three days to monitor their condition. Once you are released from the hospital, you will need to continue your liquid diet until your physician determines that you are able to begin eating solid food. After about six weeks, you should be able to eat a small meal.  

Obese people who have had Lap Band need to drastically modify their diet after the procedure. Lap Band reduces the functional portion of your stomach, so you'll feel full after eating only a small amount of food. Eating more than necessary can cause significant discomfort or vomiting. Patients who have had the procedure must learn to adequately judge portion sizes, and it usually doesn't take long to adapt to new eating habits.

Regular exercise is especially important for patients who have had LAP BAND surgery. Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that can help you gain muscle while you are losing weight. To avoid unnecessary strain, you should begin with short walks and gradually increase the distance you travel each day. If your job involves physical labor, you should be able to return to work roughly six weeks after your gastro bypass surgery.

If you choose to have the gastric bypass surgery via the Roux-en-Y or the LAP BAND System, these surgeries require a serious commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You must be willing to change your eating habits and follow a regular exercise program. It is also very important to attend any necessary follow-up visits requested by your physician. Overall, the speed and effectiveness of bariatric surgery makes it an excellent option for those who are ready to lose their excess weight and make a change.

If you prefer a less invasive procedure, the LAP BAND System may be the solution for you. Gastric banding requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach. This type of weight loss surgery uses an inflatable ring to control the flow of food through the digestive tract. The LAP BAND System is fully reversible, which makes it a good choice for women who wish to become pregnant since the stomach outlet size can be opened to accommodate the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure which surgery is right for you? Click here to see our bariatric surgery comparison chart.    

 

Compare weight loss surgery procedures.   View patient before and after photos.   Click here to qualify for surgery!

 

 

 

Home  l  Lap-Band Surgery  l  Lap Band information  l  Lap Band costs  l  Lap Band Insurance coverage  l  The Lap Band diet

Lap Band candidates  l  Lap Band surgery risks  l  Lap Band Surgery advantages  l  About the Lap Band Procedure

What to expect from the surgery  l  After Lap Band surgery  l  Compare lap band to gastric bypass  l  StomaphyX

Adjustable Gastric Banding  l  Gastric Bypass Surgery  l  Realize Gastric Banding  l  Vertical Gastric Sleeve  l  Duodenal Switch

Types of weight loss surgery  l  Surgery Comparison Chart  l  Weight loss surgery myths  l  Choosing a bariatric surgeon

Types of weight loss surgeries  l  Bariatric surgery centers  l  Facts about obesity  l  Obesity and fertility  l  About morbid obesity

Obesity treatment options  l  Obesity surgery  l  Weight loss options  l  Contact Us

Copyright 2002-2011 Axcension, Inc.