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Frequently Asked Questions About The LAP-BAND

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  1. The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first U.S. FDA-approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. To date, this simple reversible surgically implanted device has been used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide.

    The LAP-BAND® System was approved by the FDA in June 2001 for severely obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more or for people with a BMI of at least 30 plus at least one severe obesity-related health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

    For more information about LAP-BAND system, as well as weight loss surgery in Los Angeles, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560, and have all of your questions, comments, or concerns addressed.

  2. The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first U.S. FDA-approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. To date, this simple reversible surgically implanted device has been used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide.

    The LAP-BAND® System was approved by the FDA in June 2001 for severely obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more or for people with a BMI of at least 30 plus at least one severe obesity-related health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

    For more information about LAP-BAND system, as well as weight loss surgery in Los Angeles, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560, and have all of your questions, comments, or concerns addressed.

  3. The LAP-BAND® System’s inflatable band is usually placed around the top portion of the stomach laparoscopically, using "keyhole" surgery, which offers the advantages of reduced pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period.

    The LAP-BAND® System procedure is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing.

    To learn more about the LAP-BAND procedure, as well as weight loss surgery options available in California, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.

  4. The LAP-BAND® System’s inflatable band is usually placed around the top portion of the stomach laparoscopically, using "keyhole" surgery, which offers the advantages of reduced pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period.

    The LAP-BAND® System procedure is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing.

    To learn more about the LAP-BAND procedure, as well as weight loss surgery options available in California, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.

  5. The LAP-BAND System is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing.

    It is adjustable and reversible and has a lower severe complication rate perioperatively and a lower mean short-term mortality rate compared with gastric bypass.

    In fact, the LAP-BAND® System has a mortality rate of 0.05 percent, approximately 1/10 the mortality rate of gastric bypass.

    To learn more about the pros and cons of LAP-BAND surgery, please call our offices in Southern California at 1-855-690-0560 to have all of your questions answered.

  6. The LAP-BAND System is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing.

    It is adjustable and reversible and has a lower severe complication rate perioperatively and a lower mean short-term mortality rate compared with gastric bypass.

    In fact, the LAP-BAND® System has a mortality rate of 0.05 percent, approximately 1/10 the mortality rate of gastric bypass.

    To learn more about the pros and cons of LAP-BAND surgery, please call our offices in Southern California at 1-855-690-0560 to have all of your questions answered.

  7. More and more insurers are covering LAP-BAND surgery. It is important to check with the staff at the LAP-BAND VIP prior to considering surgery to see about your insurance plan's coverage. If insurance does not cover the procedure, you can still go ahead with the surgery by paying through other financial means.

    For more information about LAP-BAND insurance coverage and weight loss surgery cost, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.

  8. More and more insurers are covering LAP-BAND surgery. It is important to check with the staff at the LAP-BAND VIP prior to considering surgery to see about your insurance plan's coverage. If insurance does not cover the procedure, you can still go ahead with the surgery by paying through other financial means.

    For more information about LAP-BAND insurance coverage and weight loss surgery cost, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.

  9. LAP-BAND Surgery has 1/10th of the risks and complications that are associated with gastric bypass and unlike Gastric Bypass Surgery, the LAP-BAND requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach. By banding the upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller stoma, weight loss is achieved in a more natural way than with gastric bypass.

    The LAP-BAND is also removable and adjustable, meaning that the procedure can be fine tuned for optimal weight loss or completely reversed at any time if needed, which will allow the stomach to return to its natural shape.

    To learn more about the difference between gastric bypass and LAP-BAND, as well as other weight loss surgery options, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560 to have all of your questions, comments, or concerns addressed accordingly.

  10. LAP-BAND Surgery has 1/10th of the risks and complications that are associated with gastric bypass and unlike Gastric Bypass Surgery, the LAP-BAND requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach. By banding the upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller stoma, weight loss is achieved in a more natural way than with gastric bypass.

    The LAP-BAND is also removable and adjustable, meaning that the procedure can be fine tuned for optimal weight loss or completely reversed at any time if needed, which will allow the stomach to return to its natural shape.

    To learn more about the difference between gastric bypass and LAP-BAND, as well as other weight loss surgery options, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560 to have all of your questions, comments, or concerns addressed accordingly.