What Are the Benefits of the LAP-BAND System?

LAP-BAND Surgery Information


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.

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"