Exploring the Benefits of LAP-BAND® Surgery

LAP-BAND® surgery can allow patients to lose weight in a healthy manner by controlling the appetite. Houston-area patients can benefit even more by having this procedure performed by the skilled hands of board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent.

LAP-BAND® surgery is a minimally invasive approach to obesity with long-term benefits. Weight loss averages 40 to 60 percent of excess body weight.

What Are the Benefits of LAP-BAND® Surgery?

All bariatric surgeries have the same goal in mind: reducing stomach size to help people better control their appetites and allow them to lose weight. Many procedures require significant modifications to be made to the stomach and/or intestines; however, LAP-BAND® surgery is unique because it has no such requirements. Instead, the stomach is reduced by “banding” it to create a smaller upper pouch that holds less food.

After having LAP-BAND® surgery, patients are able to lose weight slowly over a period of time. Many are able to continue losing weight for up to three years afterwards. Should a patient feel that wearing his or her LAP-BAND® is no longer necessary; a second surgery can be performed to remove it.

Other Benefits

Aside from helping with weight loss, LAP-BAND® surgery has a few other benefits, including the following:

  • Has less discomfort during and immediately after the procedure
  • Produces fewer side effects
  • Comes with a shorter recovery time and hospital stay
  • Can allow patients to resume normal activities much sooner
  • Can be adjusted an indefinite number of times
  • Is reversible
  • Will not interfere with pregnancy

FDA Approved

The LAP-BAND® was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Since that time, thousands of patients have safely had LAP-BANDs® placed, resulting in a significant amount of safe weight loss.

To read our procedure guide, click here.

Losing weight safely can be a reality for those who have struggled to lose excess pounds over the years, thanks to the FDA-approved LAP-BAND® procedure. Houston patients can find out more by contacting Dr. Matthew St. Laurent at 281-301-1404.

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Northwest EndoSurgical

At Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 301-1404.

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