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Weighing the Facts: Deciding about the Lap-Band

Deciding between Lap-Band®, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or another weight loss surgery procedure can be confusing. Since every patient is different, there’s no single right answer – but one is right for you. In this informative, two-minute video, Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin offer insights regarding the Lap-Band, including pros and cons of the procedure in comparison to the gastric bypass. Only you and your doctor can make the final decision – but Drs. Keilin and Hekier can help you understand what is involved.
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Lap-Band vs. Gastric Bypass – Video Feature

Can you lose the same amount of weight with a Lap-Band as with a gastric bypass ? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure? In this brief video, Dr. David Provost explains the difference between the Lap-Band and the Roux en Y gastric bypass, including possible side effects and the long-term follow-up care that they require. Learn which procedure may be best for you--click here to watch!
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The Lap-Band Explained – Video Feature

Using an actual Lap-Band device together with pictures and animated illustrations, Dr. David Provost demonstrates how the Lap-Band restricts food intake and helps patients feel full, so they eat less and lose weight. Watch this two-minute video for a great overview of the gastric banding procedure in plain English!

What is Lap-Band Surgery?

The Lap-Band procedure has gained popularity in recent years as a weight loss surgery treatment for morbidly obese patients. The operation is performed laparoscopically and is reversible; however, routine follow-up visits with a bariatric surgeon are necessary for lasting success. This article provides an overview of the risks and benefits of the Lap-Band procedure.