If Your Lap-band Fails, then What?

I’ve been getting many questions about a resolution for patients who are having poor results with their Lap-band. As I’ve said before, if you have a Lap-band and have had good results with weight loss, keep using it for weight control. But if you have had...

The Lap-Band Revisted

I frequently get asked, “what has happened to the adjustable gastric band (Lap-band)”?  The Lap-band was introduced to the US in 2001 from Australia where it had been used with great success.  However, here in the US we have not had the same success....

The Safety of Weight-Loss Surgery

The summer has passed. September marks the time of the year when we all look to finishing the year strong. Much like January, in September, we see renewed interest in weight loss surgery. For many of us it is a time to focus on personal goals while there is still time to achieve them before the Holidays arrive. Many people are contemplating which weight-loss surgery procedure to choose or where their surgery should take place.