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

LAP-BAND Surgery Information


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.

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"