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Lap-Band Fills: What You Should Know

Lap-Band fills are critical to the success of gastric banding surgery. Learn why this part of the the follow-up protocol is so important, how often it’s necessary, and what to expect during a Lap-Band fill procedure.

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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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Weight Loss Surgery: Do You Qualify?

Most insurers adhere strictly to NIH guidelines regarding weight requirements for bariatric surgery, as determined by your body mass index (BMI). Weight loss surgery candidates generally have a BMI > 35 combined with high-risk comorbidities.

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Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon

Choosing a bariatric surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. After all, not only are you looking for a medical professional with the experience and expertise to minimize the risks and maximize the likelihood of success concerning your bariatric procedure — you’re also looking for a doctor who will partner with you on a lifelong journey to health and wellness.

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Is Weight Loss Surgery a Cure for Diabetes?

Weight loss surgery can resolve Type 2 Diabetes, according to several studies. Learn about the risk of diabetes, the correlation between diabetes and a high body mass index, and the positive impact that procedures like gastric bypass surgery and Lap-Band® surgery can make on diabetes and other serious health conditions related to obesity.

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Keys to Success After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can help resolve numerous health issues, from hypertension to diabetes. But, to have long-term success, you need to be prepared for some permanent lifestyle changes. Regardless of which type of bariatric surgery you have, you will need to adopt a new diet, get regular exercise, and plug into ongoing support.

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When is Revision Surgery Necessary?

Weight loss surgery has a very strong track record of success for treating clinical obesity; however, bariatric surgery is not foolproof, nor is it a cure. A small number of patients are referred to Dr. Provost by other surgeons because the patient requires revision surgery due to complications from the original procedure. Others are referred […]

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NIH Weight Loss Surgery Criteria

Because careful selection of bariatric patients is critical for successful outcomes, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established patient selection guidelines for practitioners to follow.
To qualify for weight loss surgery  a person must:

be between the ages of 18 and 64
have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight […]

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Lap-Band Surgery: Getting Adjusted

To lose weight successfully with the Lap-Band system, you need to have routine adjustments. In this helpful article, Dr. Provost answers common questions about Lap-Band aftercare, and explains what a difference proper Lap-Band adjustments can make.

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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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