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Lap-Band® System

If diet and exercise are not working, the Lap-Band® procedure might be the choice for you. The least invasive bariatric procedure, the Lap-Band® system uses an adjustable band to limit the amount of food your stomach can hold. Manatee Weight Loss Center provides this procedure at our offices located in Bradenton, Florida.

How is Lap-Band® Surgery Performed?

Lap-Band Model
The bariatric surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch that holds food. This limits the amount of food your stomach can hold and will make you feel full after eating a smaller amount. Your surgeon will be able to adjust the tightness of the band as you progressively lose weight, allowing for weight control to avoid weight gain.

For this procedure, your surgeon makes a few small incisions in your abdomen and inserts a special medical device with a small camera and other surgical instruments. The band is then placed around the upper part of your stomach.

What Are the Advantages to the Lap-Band® Weight Loss System?

With this system, you will eat less food without affecting the absorption of nutrients. The procedure slows the digestive system, which can help satisfy your appetite for several hours.

Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, patients may experience a shorter hospital stay, less pain, fewer complications and a quicker recovery. Losing weight can help improve certain conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea.

Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the Lap-Band system does not require cutting or reattaching any part of the stomach or small intestine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide. Obesity can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancers.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Manatee Weight Loss Center at 941-896-9507.

Is the Lap-Band System Right for Me?

Many factors such as your health and weight-loss goals will determine if you are a qualified candidate for adjustable gastric banding surgery using the Lap-Band system.

Those with heart health issues such as a type of heart disease, heart failure, a history of heart problems or a prior heart attack, for example, may need to talk to their doctor before thinking about bariatric surgery.

Remember, surgery alone does not solve the problem. Typical weight loss tips may be necessary afterward or before such as physical activity and regular exercise, diets, intermittent fasting and more for a healthy weight and successful surgery. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults do 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking. In addition, adults need to do activities that strengthen muscles at least 2 days a week.

If the Lap-Band system does turn out to not be what you need, Manatee Weight Loss Center offers several types of bariatric surgeries. You can contact us to learn which is best for you, as well as continue to learn more about the surgeries offered.

Read numerous success stories from past patients who have had successful weight-loss procedures at Manatee Weight Control Center.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery at Manatee Weight Loss Center, located in Bradenton, Florida, please reach out to us today. We have the resources to answer any questions you may have, as well as determine which method may be right for you. Our team weight-loss specialists can guide you through the process. Call Manatee Weight Loss Center at 941-896-9507.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.