Lap-band surgery is often the best solution for treating obesity in women who plan to have children. Often, losing weight can resolve fertility problems, and the band can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each patient. Mothers-to-be can get the nutrition they need during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and the Lap-Band can later be tightened to kick-start weight loss again.
In this informational video from the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, Dr. David Provost explains the benefits and risks of Lap-Band surgery and of gastric bypass surgery. To learn more about each procedure and make an educated decision about which bariatric surgery is right for you, we invite you to attend one of our informational meetings.
Dr. Provost explains how the Lap-Band works, and the benefits and risks to consider for this procedure.
The Lap-Band is an adjustable laparoscopic gastric band used for the surgical treatment of obesity. The band was approved by the FDA in June 2001, although gastric banding operations have been performed in other parts of the world [...]
Dr. Provost explains when revision surgery might be needed and the available treatment options.
After weight loss surgery, some patients may experience complications that require revisional surgery. This type of surgery involves going back in and revising a previous weight loss surgical procedure, so as to achieve the anticipated results of the original surgery. The most common [...]