Lap-Band®, Realize Band®


Both the LAP-BAND® and REALIZE-BAND® are Gastric Bands for weight loss surgery. They are made by different manufacturers, but work essentially the same way.  The gastric-band is inserted laparoscopically using tiny skin incisions.  It is wrapped around the top part of the stomach, essentially creating a small stomach pouch above.  The band limits the amount of food one can eat, causing satiety after a small portion, thereby causing weight loss.

It can often be higher if you eat a low calorie, high protein, low fat, and low carbohydrate diet, stick to small portions, exercise regularly, follow-up routinely for band adjustments, and stay focused.


What can I expect after treatment?
•    Same-day procedure
•    Return to work within 3-4 days
•    Liquid diet post-surgery, and progressed incrementally to solid diet over 3 weeks
•    You will be guided every step of the way by Dr. Mehta, Nutritionist, Nurse Practitioner, and the office staff who are Dr. Mehta’s patients and have had bariatric surgery themselves.
•    Patients can feel satiety after smaller portions of food, and can lose significant weight
•    Eating a high protein, low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrate diet, and living an active lifestyle will optimize weight loss.
•    Frequent follow-ups and band adjustments are done in the office, which are pertinent to adequate weight loss.


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If you are interested in Lap-Band® or Realize-Band®, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.

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We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can email you our specials, for those who choose to self-pay.

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