At West Suburban Medical Center
Gastric Bonding Surgery offers gradual but steady weight loss. The band is not inflated during surgery and it usually gets adjusted for weight loss 2-3 weeks post-surgery, when you have recovered. Regular visits with your surgeon help to keep track of your progress. The doctor will adjust the band if you are not losing weight as expected or if there are problems with the band. Patients usually lose 50% of their excess weight with Lap-Band®.
Typically, laparoscopic Lap-Band ® Surgery does not require an over-night hospital stay. Some patients may be required to stay overnight if clinically necessary.
You will need a ride to get you home from the hospital after your surgery. On average, our patients resume driving approximately two to 10 days post-surgery.
Yes, the Lap-Band ® Surgery is reversible. The surgeon can remove the band.
Since each patient is unique, we recommend viewing our online seminar or scheduling a consultation for more information. Our specialists want to answer your questions personally, with recommendations that are tailored to you and your specific situation.