Are you considering getting LAP-BAND® in Phoenix, Tucson, or at any of our other Arizona locations? Look no further. Our highly trained specialist physicians are experts at LAP-BAND installations and have been performing them for years.
The LAP-BAND Procedure is typically an outpatient treatment, meaning that patients are able to go home after surgery. This is unlike gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries which typically require the patient to stay the night in the hospital. The LAP-BAND allows for lower down time, with a recovery time of about one week.
How Does LAP-BAND Surgery Work?
The LAP-BAND is a type of adjustable gastric band, which is installed on the stomach in order to restrict the amount of food the patient is able to eat. It’s based on the simple idea that if your stomach is smaller, you won’t be able to eat as much.
The flexible band is installed around the top section of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can pass through. This consequently assists the individual in losing weight by preventing them from eating as much food.
The LAP-BAND treatment does not require any sort of re-routing of the intestines, nor does it involve stomach staples. It is a laparoscopic surgical procedure that works by first creating a small incision on the abdomen, installing the LAP-BAND around the stomach, and inflating the band to restrict the stomach.
Why Choose LAP-BAND?
Here are some facts about the LAP-BAND procedure:
- It is the least invasive surgical procedure
- No intestinal re-routing, reducing risk of vitamin deficiencies
- Small incisions and minimal scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- Can be easily removed or adjusted
If you also want to know the myths surrounding Lap-Band surgery, then you may want to read our blog on “Myths You Need to Know About Lap-Band Surgery“
Patients who are looking for the greatest possible weight loss, particularly patients who have a BMI over 40, should opt to get gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery in Phoenix Arizona instead. However, patients who want to deal with a shorter recovery time and want an easily reversible surgical method of weight loss might find that the LAP-BAND is right for them.
Want to learn more about whether LAP-BAND surgery in Phoenix is right for you? Schedule a consultation or register for a weight loss surgery webinar!