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LAP-BAND as seen on The Dr. Oz Show – May 2, 2014

Dr. Oz hosted a very positive segment on his show focusing on the LAP-BAND System for Low BMI.

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Lap-Band Surgery and Pregnancy

Lap-band surgery is often the best solution for treating obesity in women who plan to have children. Often, losing weight can resolve fertility problems, and the band can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each patient. Mothers-to-be can get the nutrition they need during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and the Lap-Band can later be tightened to kick-start weight loss again.

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Gastric Bypass vs. Lap-Band Surgery

In this informational video from the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, Dr. David Provost explains the benefits and risks of Lap-Band surgery and of gastric bypass surgery. To learn more about each procedure and make an educated decision about which bariatric surgery is right for you, we invite you to attend one of our informational meetings.

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The Lap-Band Procedure

Dr. Provost explains how the Lap-Band works, and the benefits and risks to consider for this procedure.
The Lap-Band is an adjustable laparoscopic gastric band used for the surgical treatment of obesity. The band was approved by the FDA in June 2001, although gastric banding operations have been performed in other parts of the world […]

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Dr. Provost addresses the pros and cons of the gastric sleeve

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve, is gaining popularity as a surgical weight loss option for those seeking rapid results. Originally developed as a two-part procedure for patients considered too high-risk for gastric bypass surgery, the gastric […]

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Provost explains when revision surgery might be needed and the available treatment options.
After weight loss surgery, some┬ápatients may experience complications that require revisional surgery. This type of surgery involves going back in and revising a previous weight loss surgical procedure, so as to achieve the anticipated results of the original surgery. The most common […]

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Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Options

Dr. David Provost prefers the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band weight loss surgery procedures. Both are generally performed laparoscopically, which means the operation is done through small incisions, using cameras and long instruments.

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Lap-Band Surgery

The Lap-Band is an adjustable gastric band that limits the intake of food and reduces hunger. Patients who schedule regular follow-ups for adjustments and adhere to recommended dietary changes have the same long-term rate of success as gastric bypass patients.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

The gastric bypass has been around for more than 35 years. Patients initially lose more than 70% of their excess weight, and the vast majority keep off at least half long term. Learn more about how gastric bypass surgery can help you win the battle with obesity in this informative summary.

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Revision Surgery

Revision surgery after a weight loss surgery procedure is not uncommon. Approximately 10-25% of all bariatric patients will require a revisional procedure due to weight regain or surgical complications (such as vomiting, reflux, stricture or blockage, fistula, marginal ulcer, or excessive weight loss/malnutrition) or a device malfunction (such as band erosion, band prolapse/ chronic pouch […]

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