The Lap Band Surgery
LAP-BANDⓇ surgery does not require a permanent reconfiguration of the digestive tract, meaning it is completely reversible. During the gastric surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdominal wall to allow careful placement of the silicone gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, as well as a port just below the surface of the skin.
Because the LAP-BAND® System uses a silicone ring filled with saline solution, your surgeon can adjust the lap band by adding or removing the saline contained inside the ring. Your doctor can make the necessary adjustments in the weight loss regulation mechanism by tightening or loosening the gastric band as conditions dictate.
When optimized to the correct adjustment, a patient should be able to satiate his or her hunger with a portion of food about the size of a deck of playing cards. To control the rate of weight loss, your surgeon can merely tighten or loosen the gastric band as necessary. When the band is optimally adjusted, many patients typically do not feel hungry for 5-6 hours after their most recent meal.
LAP-BAND® Surgery at Olde Del Mar Surgical
As a uniquely qualified surgeon, Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul performs gastric banding surgery on an outpatient basis. He uses advanced laparoscopic techniques to help reduce pain, minimize scarring, and hasten recovery. As a result, the team at Olde Del Mar Surgical is proud to have some of the best outcomes and lowest complications in the country.