Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) in Southern California
LAGB systems have become an extremely popular method of weight management. Using gastric banding systems, we are able to help patients maintain a healthy weight by controlling their hunger and thus encouraging smaller meal portions. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, LAGB systems like the lap-band have proven to be effective for eliminating large amounts of fat for a total body rejuvenation.
Why You May Consider Gastric Banding?
Unlike other bariatric procedures, gastric banding does not alter the anatomy of the body or involve cutting or stapling of the stomach. Instead, our Board Certified Bariatric surgeons use minimally invasive methods to implant gastric bands around the esophagus leading into the stomach.
Once the band has been placed, your bariatric surgeon can adjust it to your needs without any further surgery. Because of this, the gastric band can be loosened and tightened fairly easily to meet your requirements.
Gastric Bands at Surgical Arts of the Inland Empire
Both the Lap-Band and REALIZE Band have been approved by the FDA for use in the United States and have both shown to be highly safe and effective for men and women wanting to lose weight. Both bands feature a durable silicone structure and are fully adjustable by adding/removing saline through a port using a special needle.
Clinical studies have shown both gastric bands in helping men and women lose at least 40% of their excess weight.
The Lap-Band and REALIZE Band help improve a person’s:
- Body weight
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Medical Conditions (Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.)
The two gastric bands are considered to be comparable to one another. Your bariatric surgeon will work with you to determine which band is best suited for your body.
Start Shedding Excess Weight with Gastric Banding in Rancho Cucamonga
If you think that the Lap-Band or REALIZE Band may be what you’re looking for to help lose the unwanted weight, we encourage you to give us a call, even just to ask any questions that you may have. For more information on the Lap-Band or REALIZE Band, click here to set up your consultation today.
If you have not received the results from Lap Band that you anticipated, the doctor may consider other gastric procedures as a solution such as gastrectomy or gastric sleeve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Service areas include: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Corona, Riverside, Newport Beach, Victorville, Hesperia, and Upland, California.
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