Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Patient Education Video
Adjustable Lap-Band™ is more than a ‘band-aid’ for obesity
Imagine if you have been morbidly obese for years, and then after a relatively simple surgical procedure you begin to view yourself as an ‘after’ instead of a ‘before’. The Adjustable Lap-Band procedure for severe obesity is now making that vision a reality for hundreds of formerly obese people across the United States.
After searching the Internet for obesity solutions many choose the solution used worldwide by leading laparoscopic surgeons, including minimally invasive expert Rick Finley, M.D. Sustained weight loss with the BioEnterics® Adjustable Lap-Band is achieved by reducing the capacity of the stomach.
During an outpatient procedure Dr. Finley places an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach. This forms a small pouch, which limits and controls the amount of food eaten. It also slows the emptying process from the stomach into the intestines.
The minimally invasive placement of the Lap-Band offers the advantages of reduced trauma, reduced post-operative pain and quicker recovery. No cutting or stapling of the stomach is required, and there is no need to bypass portions of the stomach or intestines.