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5 Year Results from Lap Band Study

Is the Lap Band effective in patients with a lower BMI, in the range of 30 - 40? Recently, results of a five year study which covered multiple centers, help to answer that question. Researchers wanted to examine whether the Lap Band is effective in these patients. In setting up their study, the criteria for [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:56+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

Our Patients: Meet Tyler

Meet Tyler. Here he is before he had bariatric surgery with us in 2011. He had lap band (adjustable gastric band) surgery in September of 2011. Here is Tyler, after losing 153 pounds!   Great job Tyler - we're so proud of your hard work and success. Want to meet another patient? Here is Mallory's story and Susan's [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:56+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Gastric Banding, Our Patients Before & After|0 Comments

Lap Band for Lower BMI Patients: New Study

Much research has been done on the positive association between bariatric surgery and improvement or remission of diabetes. While the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass are very effective treatments, these procedures are generally reserved for obese patients only. However, there has been some research on the potential for the gastric band to be used on [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:56+00:00 April 12th, 2014|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

Lap Band Benefits in Lower BMI Patients – New Research

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (also called gastric band, or most commonly - Lap-Band) can be a highly effective choice, even for patients who are at the lower end of the "obese" BMI range, according to the findings of a new study.  Lap-Band surgery involves implanting an adjustable gastric band designed to help patients lose weight, improve [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:57+00:00 May 24th, 2013|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

New Data on the Band and Metabolic Syndrome

Obesity substantially increases the risk for many weight-related diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and certain cancers. Carrying excess weight also increases the likelihood of developing a worrisome condition called metabolic syndrome. The syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems, [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:57+00:00 March 19th, 2013|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

New Study Shows Lap Band is Effective for Long Term Weight Loss and Maintenance

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band) results in significant weight loss that is maintained for more than a decade, according the findings of a new landmark study from Australia.  The study is the longest follow-up study on laparoscopic adjustable banding to-date, and was published this month in the Annals of Surgery. The study authors reported that [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:57+00:00 January 27th, 2013|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

Sleep Apnea, Obesity, and the Lap Band

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. The breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes, and can occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:41:57+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

New Lap Band Study; Diabetes Treatment

The two year interim analysis of the APEX study show encouraging results for Lap-Band patients with type 2 diabetes. APEX is an on-going 5‐yr study of obese patients utilizing the latest surgical approach to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap-Band AP system.  The analysis found that at 2 years, 95 percent of the patients [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:42:00+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Gastric Banding|0 Comments

Lower BMI Band Debate

Today the 29th national meeting of The Obesity Society featured a debate about whether or nor the FDA's decision to approve the Lap-Band for some patients with a BMI as low as 30, was a good decision. The debate featured Dr. John Dixon arguing that it was a good decision, and Dr. Edward Livingston arguing [...]

By | 2016-11-09T17:42:00+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Gastric Banding|0 Comments