Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program
Lap Band Surgery
Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program's bariatric surgeons offer LAP-BAND® (laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure) at Memorial Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital Miramar. During this minimally invasive, outpatient laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach to constrict its size. This causes a feeling of fullness, leading to reduced food intake and weight loss.
Long-term success with the lap band requires lifelong lifestyle changes, such as daily exercise, vitamin supplementation and healthy eating habits. Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program includes a customized fitness program and free monthly support groups to produce the best results after surgery and to help the patient maintain optimal weight.
Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program hosts informative monthly seminars to answer your questions and introduce you to people who have undergone bariatric weight-loss surgery. Check our calendar for details.
Is Your Doctor a Memorial Doctor?
To find a physician who is commited to LAP-BAND® surgery, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.