What is the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band?
The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band or Lap-Band (LAGB) is a weight loss procedure offered at BMI Surgical Institute.
With the LAGB, a physician will place a gastric band around the upper portion of the patient’s stomach. The purpose of this procedure is to form a small pouch to hold food.
LAGB patients will experience food restriction which helps feel more full between meals.
Lap-Band Surgery Atlanta
Considering most bariatric surgery procedures, the lap gastric band procedure is designed to help a person lose weight. Here is an overview:
- Lap band surgery involves placing an inflatable band around the top (upper) of the stomach. As a result, this will cause patients to feel more full, with less food intake.
- The Lap-Band procedure is minimally invasive, reversible and adjustable.
Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery Options
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LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY (LSG)
LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND (LAGB)
LAPAROSCOPIC MINI GASTRIC BYPASS (OAGB)
ENDOSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTROPLASTY (ESG)
LAPAROSCOPIC DUODENAL SWITCH (LDS)
APOLLO BARIATRIC TREATMENT
REVISION BARIATRIC SURGERY
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Weight Loss Surgery Atlanta:
BMI Surgical Institute
Our innovative and compassionate team of physicians, practitioners and support staff all operate with one common goal:
Helping you achieve the best version of you, possible!
BMI Surgical Institute is a practice devoted to providing today’s most advanced procedures and comprehensive care that supports the optimal health of every patient. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, our team is here for any surgical and non-surgical needs you may have!
Qualify For Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band?
If you wish to find out if you’re a candidate for the Lap-Band procedure in Atlanta, contact BMI Surgical Institute today for a consultation!
Before you do, it is important to note that the Lap-Band is an option for potential patients who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index is above 30.
As with other Weight Loss options at BMI Surgical Institute in Atlanta, the Lap-Band can aid or even prevent diseases such as:
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Increased Levels of Cholesterol
Sleep Apenea and more!
Lap-Band in Atlanta:
If you are suffering from: Low Levels of Energy, Pain in Your Joints or Back, Snorin Excessively, Increased Perspiration (Sweating), Continuous Breathlessness – BMI Surgical Will Help!
The Lap-Band has one of the lowest peri-operative (Around the time of surgery. This usually lasts from the time the patient goes into the hospital or doctor’s office for surgery until the time the patient goes home) risks amongst laparoscopic weight loss operations.
What are Lap-Band Risks?
As with all type of surgical interventions, there are risks. Important to note, some of these risks may include:
Bleeding (< 1%),
Band system leak (rare)
Cuff prolapsed, cuff erosion
Esophageal dilation, and eventual explanation (> 25%).
Contact BMI Surgical Institute today to speak with our Bariatric Surgeons in Atlanta to discuss these risks in greater detail!