Deciding on LAP-BAND surgery or bariatric surgery is not a quick decision. By creating a smaller gastric pouch, the LAP-BAND® System limits the amount of food that the stomach will hold at any time. The inflatable ring controls the flow of food from this smaller pouch to the rest of the digestive tract. The patient […]
Recipe Substitutes That Cut the Fat, Not the Flavor
We all know that we should limit the amount of carbs, fatty foods, and sugary treats if we want to lose weight. The problem is, most of our favorite foods contain these ingredients that should be enjoyed in moderation. The good news is there are a ton of great alternatives and substitutes that reduce the […]
Will I Need Plastic Surgery After My LAP-BAND Procedure?
When you begin your weight loss journey with the LAP-BAND® Procedure, you will inevitably have many questions. One concern you might have–especially if you have a larger amount of weight to lose–is excess skin. Depending on how fast a bariatric patient loses weight, their skin might not be able to adjust accordingly. After undergoing weight […]
Debunked: Pregnancy is possible after bariatric surgery, especially after LAP-BAND
A common myth that bariatric patients face is that they are unable to become pregnant after bariatric surgery. This is partially true after some weight loss surgeries, but the LAP-BAND® System is a safe method for women who want to become pregnant. Here’s how LAP-BAND can improve your fertility and help you conceive: Adjusts for […]