Lap-Band® Surgery FAQ

Learn about Lap-Band® Surgery

Learn more about Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap-Band)​, which offers a reversible, adjustable approach to weight loss surgery. A ring is placed around the upper part of the stomach to ensure that you feel fuller and eat less. The band is adjustable and can be removed if you choose.

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(708) 763-6398

River Forest Medical Campus
7411 Lake Street, Suite 2100
River Forest, IL 60305

Frequently Asked Questions

How Quickly Do Patients Lose Weight with Lap-Band ® Surgery?

Gastric Bonding Surgery offers gradual but steady weight loss. The band is not inflated during surgery and it usually gets adjusted for weight loss two to three 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®.

How long will I need to stay in the hospital?

Typically, laparoscopic Lap-Band ® Surgery does not require an over-night hospital stay. Some patients may be required to stay overnight if clinically necessary.

Will I be able to drive after surgery?

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.

Is Lap-Band ® Surgery reversible?

Yes, the Lap-Band ® Surgery is reversible. The surgeon can remove the band.

What are the risks and/or potential complications of Bariatric Surgery?

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.

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Supported Locations

River Forest Medical Campus

The River Forest Medical Campus is your convenient and trusted resource for a wide variety of specialties right in your community.

(708) 488-2300

7411 Lake Street, Suite 2100
River Forest, IL 60305

West Suburban Medical Center

West Suburban Medical Center provides a wide range of services to improve your health. From general practice to specialty medical and surgical care, our doctors, nurses, and staff provide the care you need with a personal touch. We offer free parking for your convenience.

(708) 383-6200

3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302

Meet the Team

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss is led by our expert multidisciplinary team.

We are here to help you lose excess weight, keep it off, and improve your overall health! We are committed to helping you make your weight loss a permanent success through education, support, and follow-up care.

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