What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) or Lap-Band?

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) or simply Lap-Band is a bariatric surgery option that helps with weight loss. Firstly, the surgeon places a gastric band on the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. Consequently, the restriction reduces the amount of food one can eat in a single meal and produces a feeling of fullness that lasts between meals.

Who is a Candidate for a Gastric Band?

Concurrently, the Lap-Band or Gastric Band is a great option for patients who have a heavier body weight (BMI > 30). Subsequently, the procedure can help individuals with heavier weight and help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, obstructive sleep apnea, and heart disease or stroke.

Is Lap-Band Right Option for You?

Patients should actively participate in follow-up care, make necessary lifestyle changes, and collaborate with their healthcare team to optimize the outcomes of LAGB. Furthermore, regular physical activity is encouraged to enhance weight loss and improve overall health.

Additionally, after LAGB, patients follow a staged postoperative diet, starting with clear liquids and progressing to solid foods. Moreover, watch videos to learn about the procedure’s eligibility criteria.

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How Much Does a Gastric Band Procedure Cost?

The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) or Lap-Band procedure is typically priced at a standard rate. However, for a limited duration, it is available at a reduced rate as part of a special offer. Take advantage of our limited-time special pricing.

However, the cost does not only include the price of the procedure. But more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is performing the procedure.

Nonetheless, IBI Healthcare Institute has an expert licensed medical team. At the same time, trained and has experience treating patients using the gastric lap-band procedure for over a decade. 

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When will I start seeing Results and how long will those Results last?

By comparison with any other weight loss procedure, behavior modification, and dietary compliance are the key players in determining the long-term success of the procedure. Regardless, it comes down to how committed the patient is to losing the extra weight.

Are There Any Risks Associated with the Procedure?

Besides this, Lap-Band has one of the lowest peri-operative risks among laparoscopic weight loss operations. Although, some risks involved include bleeding (< 1%), band system leak (rare), cuff prolapse, cuff erosion, esophageal dilation, and eventual explanation (> 25%).

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