Category Archives: LAP-BAND Surgery Information

Extensive Lap-Band Surgery Information including FAQS, Free Seminars, LAP-BAND Cost, LAP-BAND Insurance and Financing, Risks and Lap-Band Before and After Pictures.

Do I need insurance pre-approval before making a LAP-BAND Appointment?

Answer: No pre-approval for the LAP-BAND is needed to schedule an appointment or consultation, but you may want to send us your insurance information by filling out our LAP-BAND Qualification Form so that we can verify your coverage for the LAP-BAND procedure. In addition, we offer free LAP-BAND seminars throughout Southern California on a weekly … Continue reading

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Can The LAP-BAND Be Removed?

Answer: While the LAP-BAND system is not meant to be removed, it can be removed laparoscopically if there is a need. In fact, reports from surgeons indicate that the stomach returns to its original shape after the removal of a LAP-BAND system. Keep in mind that removing the LAP-BAND can result in the patient regaining … Continue reading

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Is the LAP-BAND System safe?

Answer: To date, the LAP-BAND® System has been successfully used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide. This simple, reversible medical device has been available in Europe since 1993 and was approved by the FDA in June 2001. It is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass, as there is no stomach cutting, stapling or … Continue reading

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What are the differences between Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND Surgery?

Answer: 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 … Continue reading

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Can I still become pregnant following Lap Band surgery?

Answer: Using the LAP-BAND for weight loss may increase your chance of becoming pregnant because as you lose weight, your menstrual cycle will become more regular. The LAP-BAND is also adjustable, meaning that it can be loosened if more nutrition is needed during pregnancy and then re-tightened after the pregnancy to continue losing weight. As … Continue reading

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LAP-BAND Success Stories


Occupation: Realtor Height: 6' 1" Date of LAP-BAND Surgery: 07/30/2010

Larry BEFORE Weight Before: 350 lbs
Larry AFTER Weight After: 240 lbs
“I am more active and starting to do things I like again, like surfing, diving and dating! ”


Occupation: Licensed Vocational Nurse Height: 5' 4" Date of LAP-BAND Surgery: 8 years 32 weeks ago

Lori BEFORE Weight Before: 322 lbs
Lori AFTER Weight After: 222 lbs
"I actually look forward to each and every day now"