Gastric Lap Band Surgery in New Jersey
Gastric band procedure At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we offer the latest treatment options for weight loss, including lap bands. No matter where you are on your weight loss journey, we can help you find the right treatment options and provide all of the personalized support you need every step of the way. Our team at WLWC understands the struggles involved with obesity and recognize that it is a disease that requires proper medical care from an experienced weight loss doctor. It’s our mission to help educate and empower you, giving you the tools you need to regain control of your health and life.
What is a lap band?
A lap band, also called a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, is a small surgical device that is wrapped around the upper portion of the stomach during a medical weight loss surgery. The purpose of the procedure is the limit the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. A lap band can be adjusted to different degrees of tightness, which will increase or lower the time it takes for food to pass through. In turn, patients usually are able to lose weight and maintain a healthier eating pattern long-term.
At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we offer lap band surgery for patients who we determine to be good candidates, as well as offer numerous other weight loss support programs, including support groups and nutritional counseling.
Why is a lap band used?
Lap band surgery may be recommended by Dr. Majid at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center if you suffer from obesity or other weight-related health issues. The lap band procedure is often considered as an option for patients who are looking to lose weight as well as overcome any of the following related health problems:
What if I need to have my lap band removed?
While lap bands have been used by many patients to help lose weight, they are not for everyone. More and more lap bands are being removed all over the world. If you wish to have your lap band removed, our physicians at the Weight and Wellness Center can provide you with several revision options. We manage numerous patients who have had lap band removal and can help guide you in maintaining your healthy lifestyle without the use of the lap band.
What does lap band treatment involve?
Before your lap band surgery at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in NJ, one of our trusted weight loss physicians will discuss the procedure with you, offer educational tools about lap band surgery, and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, your lap band surgeon will use the adjustable gastric band to divide the stomach into two sections, a small upper pouch and the larger bottom portion of the stomach. The upper pouch will generally be about ½ of a cup in size, limiting the amount of food intake during one sitting to about this size as well.
Following the lap band procedure, one of our physicians will speak with you about any follow-up appointments for band adjustments or other supplemental weight loss treatments. These may include:
What are the benefits of visiting the Weight Loss and Wellness Center for a lap band?
There are several surgical and non-surgical weight loss treatment options at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, and the one that will work best for you will depend on your personal needs. Our staff is committed to working with you to determine the best possible treatment plan for you. If lap band surgery is appropriate for you, it can offer the following potential benefits:
Does not substantially alter your normal digestion
Limits the amount of food you are able to eat
High success rate for excessive weight loss (EWL)
Can lower blood pressure
Can improve type 2 diabetes
Can improve obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Can improve high cholesterol
If you are struggling to lose weight, visit the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey for help overcoming your weight problems. Our mission is to empower and educate our patients through personalized support and state-of-the-art treatment options so you can regain control of your life and health. Call our office at 973-795-7955 or click here to schedule a consultation at one of our several locations.