We offer the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, which is an adjustable gastric band
designed to help severely obese individuals achieve sustained, long-term
The LAP-BAND® induces weight loss by reducing the stomach capacity and restricting the
amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The system is very different
from gastric bypass because it does not require stomach cutting, stapling
or intestinal re-routing.
LAP-BAND® is a much less invasive surgery. The band can be placed around the top
portion of the stomach laparoscopically, using "keyhole" surgery. This
offers the advantages of reduced pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker
We offer the newest bariatric procedure, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy,
which is a narrow tube, or “sleeve," placed on the stomach and thus
restricts food intake. This procedure is also used for high risk patients
as staged approach to surgical weight loss.
We also offer Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. In a Roux-en-Y gastric
bypass, more than two-thirds of the stomach is "bypassed," and a small
portion (walnut sized gastric pouch) remains functional. It is mostly
a restrictive procedure. The limited intestinal bypass contributes to
weight loss and hunger control.