About Lap Band
Chapman Center for Obesity in Orange County
For those who are suffering from obesity and have tried many different types of weight loss measures with no success, the Chapman Center for Obesity (CCO) Orange County offers innovative and workable solutions. One of these is the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System. The system works by reducing the amount your stomach is able to hold at any given time. This helps in preventing a person from overeating. The rate of food flowing through the stomach is slowed, allowing you to feel satisfied for a longer period of time. The LAP-BAND is an FDA approved device that enables a reduction of food intake without changing the normal course of digestion. It is a device that can be easily adjusted in a normal doctor's office visit and allows for removal should a reversal of the process be desired.
The LAP-BAND is surgically inserted using laparoscopic surgery. Several small incisions are made in the abdomen to allow for the surgical instruments and the laparoscope. Once the site is ready, the LAP-BAND is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The surgeon then adjusts the tightness of this band, similar to tightening a belt. A tube is installed connecting the LAP-BAND to a small access port that is located beneath the skin in the abdominal area, allowing for future adjustments to the band, if necessary. As weight loss goals are met, this access port is used to add or remove saline solution to increase or decrease the tightness of the band.
The LAP-BAND results that can be expected are a gradual and lasting weight loss of about one to three pounds per week.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
The small incisions needed to insert the lap band allows for a quicker recovery time. Being much less intrusive than other weight loss surgeries, there is much less risks of complications. Our medical surgeons at CCO are experts in this medical procedure and can discuss all possible treatment options with you prior to making a decision on whether the LAP-BAND is right for you.
Contact Chapman Center for Obesity Orange County to find out more about surgical weight loss solutions such as the LAP-BAND System.