How Does Lap Band Surgery Work?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in FAQ

The Lap Band has become increasingly popular over the past few years.  More and more people are turning to weight loss surgery to aid them in their weight loss goals.  Weight loss is no easy task.  Some people find it very difficult to stick to a strict diet and exercise routine.  The good news is that there are still options available for those that have exhausted other weight loss methods.  What you may be wondering is how does lap band surgery work?

What is Lap Band Surgery?

Lap Band surgery is a procedure in which a ring is surgically placed around your stomach.  This band narrows the stomach, which helps to restrict your food intake.  The band, if adequately adjusted, provides a sensation of satiety or prevents feelings of massive hunger and food cravings by sending signals to the brain. Whilst the Lap Band procedure is theoretically reversible, it is designed to be a permanent weight loss option so having it removed could result in regaining the weight.  You can have it adjusted to adjust the size of your stomach as needed.  Even if you have Lap Band surgery, you still have to work to lose your weight.  The weight will start to fall off on its own, but to reach your goal you will still have to put forth some effort.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If Lap Band surgery interests you, then you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Candice Silverman.  She has years of experience doing weight loss surgery procedures on a variety of patients.  Going in for weight loss surgery can definitely be nerve racking, but the good news is that when you choose Dr. Silverman to do the procedure you can rest assured that the procedure will be done with the utmost precision and accuracy.  Call us and book an appointment for a consultation today!  We are ready to help you achieve your weight loss goals.