Houston LAP-BAND Surgery
LAP-BAND is a reversible, extremely effective form of bariatric surgery. During the LAP-BAND procedure, Dr. Wadiwala will separate your stomach into two parts using a ring. Once you have healed, Dr. Wadiwala will gradually fill the balloon inside the band with saline. This will reduce hunger and add restriction to passage of food, helping with weight loss. Many patients choose this procedure since it is reversible and the band can be adjusted to meet changing health conditions or other needs. With diet and exercise, the average LAP-BAND® patient loses as much as 40% of their body weight in the first year.
LAP-BAND surgery does not involve re-routing your digestive tract, which makes LAP-BAND less painful than other bariatric procedures and allows for a faster recovery. Dr. Wadiwala performs LAP-BAND surgery through just a single small incision which also speeds up your recovery and reduces the risk of infection and other complications.
After Your Bariatric Surgery
LAP-BAND surgery can help you reduce the number of calories you consume, but it’s up to you to stick with your post-operative weight loss program. We will be here for you every step of the way, giving you one-on-one attention and personalized care. Our team of weight loss professionals will help you create and follow a post-surgery diet and exercise plan, and your LAP-BAND surgeon Dr. Wadiwala will help reinforce this plan in your monthly follow-up visits for one year after your surgery.
If you are thinking about LAP-BAND surgery in the Houston area, please contact our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Wadiwala to schedule a consultation at our Spring, Texas office right outside the Woodlands and Houston.