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Laparoscopic weight loss surgery Los Angeles

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is the least invasive bariatric procedure currently available. It is associated with a 40% to 50% loss of excess body weight,
and a significant reduction in co-morbid conditions related to obesity.

Proven Results With The Lap-BandThe LAP-BAND Surgery is a silicone elastomer ring designed to be placed laparoscopically around the upper part of the stomach. This technique is considered minimally invasive. The band limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The subsequent reduction in food intake results in weight loss.


With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, the search for safe and effective treatment options has taken on a heightened sense of urgency. While diet, exercise and medication continue to be the first line of defense in treating the disease, studies indicate that morbidly obese patients will not achieve long-term weight loss through dietary and behavioral modifications alone. Surgery remains the best hope for those patients convinced that the improved health effects associated with weight loss will be worth the operative risk.

In an effort to develop a new surgical option that eliminates many of the known associated operative risks and provide unique benefits compared to more invasive surgical treatments for obesity, the LapBand System and Realize Band have been developed to meet those needs. The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding approach to sustained weight loss has a growing number of leading surgeons around the world hail as an optimal surgical alternative for improved health and enhanced quality of life with less operative risk.

*Most people lose between one-third and two-thirds of their excess weight with the help of the gastric banding. It is important to remember that the LAP-BAND Surgery or Realize Band are an aid to support you in achieving lasting results by limiting food intake, reducing appetite and slowing digestion. However, for the ultimate success of the operation it is very important that you play an active part in the effort to lose weight and keep it off by adopting a different lifestyle and eating patterns.

Frequently Asked Questions about the LapBand System

*The results of this procedure are not guaranteed as they may vary from patient to patient.
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  • Approximately 39 million Americans (22.5%) are obese and the number is increasing.
  • 97 Million Americans (55%) are overweight or obese.
  • 50.7% of women and 59.4 of men and nearly 25% of children and adolescents are overweight.
  • Obesity is a risk factor or aggravating agent for approximately 30 diseases and conditions.
  • Between 300,000 and 587,000 preventable deaths occur, making obesity the second largest cause of preventable death in the U.S. behind tobacco.
  • More than 50% of deaths from all causes among adult U.S. women can be attributed to obesity.
  • Weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight for overweight people can improve obesity-related conditions.
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