How is the LAP-BAND System Procedure Performed?

LAP-BAND Surgery Information Preparing For LAP-BAND Surgery


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.

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"