Why choose Lap-Band or the Gastric Sleeve

What is the Lap-Band system?

The Lap-Band system is a gastric banding tool that safely reduces your stomach’s capacity in order to help you achieve long-term weight loss success. By restraining the amount of food you are able to eat at one time and making you feel full sooner, the Lap-Band helps you lose weight quickly and keep it off.

The Lap-Band procedure can usually be accomplished in an outpatient setting using several small incisions and precision tools to ensure a quick recovery. The Lap-Band does not require amputation, cutting or stapling like other surgical weight loss procedures. Watch the video below to learn more about the Lap-Band system.


What is the Gastric Sleeve?

The gastric sleeve is a Laparoscopic procedure where a portion of the stomach is removed to decrease the amount of food you are able to eat at one time.  The Gastric Sleeve allows you to loose weight quickly and keep it off.  This procedure requires an overnight stay at the hospital.


How is Gastric-Bypass different from Gastric Banding (Lap-Band)?

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