Lap Band / Slim Band / Gastric Band

This surgery places a removable, adjustable band on the stomach to restrict the amount of food that can be eaten.  An access port just under the skin is used to increase or decrease the tightness of the band, an adjustment that must be done by a doctor.

The early results are positive however a common complaint is that weight loss decreases. Band slipage can occur causing pain and potential injury depending on where it ends up. The most common bariatric revision surgery is a lap band removal to a different surgical option.

Lapband patients require ongoing adjustments of the band, at the patients expenses which can be difficult to arrange. We will assist you in securing a provider for your  adjustments before your surgery can be scheduled. At Doctors in the Sun our patients come FIRST-ALWAYS.