LAP Band

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Southern Weightloss Institute | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Birmingham AL

Gastric Banding (LAP BAND):

This is considered a purely "restrictive" procedure meaning weight loss occurs by decreasing the amount of food a person can eat. The Lap-Band is a silicone based device completely encircles the upper portion of the stomach creating a small pouch. The pouch size may be adjusted after surgery by accessing a port under the skin allowing your surgeon to provide more or less restriction according to your weight loss.

This procedure is generally performed using a laparoscopic technique which most often results in a shorter recovery period. For more information on the Lap-Band procedure, please visit the Weight Loss Resources page of this website.


Taking Personal Responsibility
Studies show that patients who commit to eating a healthy diet, take the required supplements, have routine blood work drawn and incorporate an exercise program into their lifestyle have the best long-term results.

Surgery gives patients the physical tool to assist with weight loss. Patients must be committed to making the mental and emotional changes necessary after weight loss surgery to ensure successful weight loss. This commitment will also ensure long-term weight maintenance. Lack of exercise, poorly balanced meals, constant grazing, eating processed carbohydrates and drinking carbonated beverages are among the common causes of not maintaining weight loss. You will need to manage your food intake and exercise for the rest of your life.

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