During the procedure, Dr. Vohra uses laparoscopic techniques to implant an inflatable silicone band into the patient’s abdomen. Like a wristwatch, the band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. . As a result, patients experience an earlier sensation of fullness and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food.
With the LapBand, the diameter of the band is adjustable for a customized weight loss rate. To modify the size of the band, its inner surface can be inflated or deflated with a saline solution.
If you are considering the Lapband surgery, we recommend that you call our office or attend one of Dr. Vohra’s Free educational weight loss seminars (put a link here to go to the seminar page)
Call our bariatric team at 516.374.8631