During the lap band surgery, a LAP-BAND®/Realize® Band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, dividing it into a small pouch that holds a smaller amount of food and a larger lower stomach. The degree of band tightness affects how much food a person can eat and as a result, they eat significantly less, feel full sooner, and feel satisfied longer.
The band is implanted using laparoscopic (minimally invasive using video cameras) surgery while patients are under anesthesia. It is considered to be a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthier weight without cutting or stapling the stomach, or modifying anatomy in any way. It is a prosthetic device that is implanted and can be removed.
As patients lose weight, their band fit will change and so periodic adjustments (using a saline solution in the band) keep them on track to meet their weight loss goals.
The gastric band (Lap Band) procedure is especially popular because it is designed for long-term use. As adjustable gastric banding surgery does not permanently change the anatomy of the stomach, the band can also be removed at any time if desired.
At NYC Surgical Associates, the exclusive Rosen Anti-Slip Stitch procedure, named after our lead physician who developed the technique, that ensures greater long-term success for patients.
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Why choose NYC Surgical Associates?
NYC Surgical surgeons are consistently ranked in the top of their fields nationwide, both by peer surgeons, as well as patients alike. Our zero infection rate and extremely high experience with thousands of successful procedures is a testament to our attention to detail and perfectionism.
With a multitude of specialists on staff, including bariatric surgery, anesthesia, plastic surgery and vascular surgery, as well as a host of adjunct clinical specialists, we are well equipped to care for all of your medical needs surrounding your procedure and beyond.
Because all of our physicians , anesthesiologists, and facilities are under one umbrella, you will never receive numerous bills or be hit with surprise costs outside of what was originally discussed with you prior to your treatment with us.
We will take care of your entire insurance approval process from beginning to end, and do our best to minimize your out of pocket costs should your insurance allow this.
You will know what to expect, medically, financially, and surgically, and be in the best hands throughout. We know how to put your mind at east throughout this entire process, and we want to make it as easy for you as possible.