At our Lap Band center, we help patients achieve their weight loss goals and feel better about themselves. Our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Naim, has helped many patients reach their goals and live healthier lifestyles. Contact our office today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you get started.
The Lap Band procedure is a type of weight loss surgery that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 40, or for people with a BMI between 35 and 39 and who also have another health problem related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
More than 300,000 Lap Band surgeries have taken place around the world. The procedure has a solid track record for successfully helping people to shed their excess pounds and maintain a healthy body weight. Unlike many other weight loss surgeries, the Lap Band procedure that our doctors perform is completely reversible. Our doctors can also make adjustments to your Lap Band.
There is more than one method for performing the Lap Band procedure, and most patients are able to have a laparoscopic surgery. The laparoscopic technique means a faster healing time and a shorter hospital stay. Most of our patients are back at home about five days after the Lap Band procedure, although this timeline can vary.
We perform the Lap Band surgery on patients who have tried other types of weight loss plans and not experienced the results they needed. Rather than continuing to try unhealthy diets or other questionable methods, you can visit our Lap Band center and ask about our surgical methods.
Our Lap Band center is designed with the patient’s best interests in mind. When you come into our center, you will be warmly greeted by our front office staff. We have designed a comfortable waiting area. Our staff and doctors take the time to get to know you. We work with you to establish weight loss goals and lifestyle choices that will help you to live a long and healthy life.
During your initial appointment with us, we will explain how our Lap Band center works. If you have any questions about the care that we provide or about the Lap Band procedure, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help ease any worries you have and address any concerns you have about weight loss surgery. You will meet with the same doctor who will perform your Lap Band surgery.
One of the foremost questions on the minds of our patients is how to pay for the Lap Band surgery. Our Lap Band center offers a broad array of insurance and financing options so that you can get this life changing procedure. We accept most private health insurance plans. If you do not know whether or not your healthcare policy provides coverage for weight loss surgery, our office staff can help you to find out.
We will handle any pre-authorization requirements, including the documentation of your current weight, height and co-morbid medical conditions. We can also provide you with information on applying for Care Credit. The Care Credit application helps you to secure a line of credit that can only be used for medical expenses. Care Credit allows you to have the surgery now and then make monthly payments on your balance.
Our Lap Band center also assists many self-pay patients. No matter which way you choose to pay for your Lap Band procedure, the cost is well worth it. Many of our patients are able to better manage their diabetes, which can reduce life insurance premiums and monthly medical expenses. Our patients are also able to lead a rewarding and enjoyable life after losing excess weight.
When you visit our Lap Band center, we will help you to prepare for your weight loss journey. We will begin by teaching you about providing your body with optimal nutrition. This is especially important after your surgery, because your stomach will only be able to hold about 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of food. You will need to make healthy food choices for your body. We will also monitor your vitamin and mineral levels. Because you will be eating much less food than you did before, you might develop low levels of important nutrients, such as vitamin D. We may suggest that you take a daily multivitamin or other supplements to make sure that your body gets what it needs.
The instructions that your doctor gives you for following after your procedure are very important. Follow these guidelines carefully, because they are designed to help minimize potential complications and also help you optimize your results.
Our doctors and staff are here for you throughout your weight loss journey. We offer the emotional support that you need throughout recovery from the procedure and when your life gets back to normal. You will see your Lap Band center doctor regularly in order to keep tabs on your weight loss progress. We will also help you to connect with a nutritionist to set up a healthy eating plan that can facilitate your weight loss. If you are unsure about which physical activities to try, we can help you to establish an exercise routine. Exercising is an important part of weight loss and building a healthy and strong body.
The exact results that you will see depend on many factors, including your health, pre-surgery weight, and lifestyle. By meeting with your doctor and following up often, you will be able to have a better idea of the results that you can realistically expect.
To get started with our Lap Band center, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
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