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Gastric Band Surgery

Start Your Journey to a Healthier You Today

Our team at miVIP Las Vegas wants to help you be the healthiest you can be. An individual who is obese is at an increased risk of weight-related conditions that can affect everything from your heart to your ability to participate in everyday activities. If you have tried traditional methods of weight loss that do not seem to be working, you might consider bariatrics. One great solution is gastric band surgery.

Also known as lap-band procedure, this process is typically used for patients who have a BMI of between 30 and 40 as well as:

  • An obesity-related condition like diabetes or high blood pressure
  • The commitment to a lifestyle change

Gastric band surgery is the least invasive of all the bariatric procedures, and it is also reversible.

How the Surgery Is Performed

Your miVIP surgeon will place a silicone band around your stomach during your lap-band procedure. The band can be adjusted, which means it will regular the amount of food you are able to consume. The band is inserted using a laparoscope and can be tightened by adding saline to fill it.

Our Team at miVIP

Our surgeons are industry leaders, often teaching other physicians about our procedures. Every physician at miVIP is board-certified, meaning you will get the best of the best in bariatrics when you choose our team.

What to Expect Afterward

One great feature of a lap-band procedure is that you will lose up to 1 to 2 pounds every week. This is a safe, healthy way to lose weight, recommended by many physicians and health care providers. It is possible to lose even more than that, especially if you are heavier than the average gastric band patient.

Your physician will encourage you to eat healthy while you have the band around your stomach, which will lead to better habits once you have reached your target weight.

Cost of Procedure

At miVIP, we work with our patients to help navigate insurance companies. We accept most PPO and POS plans, but feel free to call one of our representatives to see what your out of pocket cost may be based on your plan.

Other Important Information

Your physician will schedule several check-up visits after your gastric band surgery. Be sure to keep those appointments, because your doctor may end up adjusting the band based on your progress. It is important to monitor your recovery and let you physician know if you experience any side effects, which are rare but noteworthy. These include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering gastric band surgery, call our team at miVIP Las Vegas today to schedule a consultation. We want to help you get on the path to a healthy, lasting lifestyle. Call us at 877.956.2263.

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