At Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi, we specialize in a wide range of weight loss procedures. Adjustable gastric banding, (often referred to as Lap-Band) is another excellent tool to help patients lose weight. Research has shown that on average, patients lose 45 to 55% of their excess body weight. Lap-Band surgery has been performed
Great news for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35 and one or more obesity related comorbid conditions! In February 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the expanded use of the LAP-BAND for people in this category who have failed conservative weight loss attempts such as diet and exercise.