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Sharp HealthCare offers laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band) surgery.
The Lap-Band is an adjustable silicone ring that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach and is designed to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. In the procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and places a silicone ring around the upper portion of the stomach and a port just below the surface of the skin. As needed, the surgeon can use the port to add or remove saline from the ring.
With a small stomach pouch that can only hold a small amount of food, patients feel full faster and longer as the food moves more slowly through the digestive tract. The Lap-Band procedure has a shorter surgical time and hospital stay.
Candidate Requirements for Lap-Band Procedure
Advantages of the Lap-Band Procedure
Disadvantages of the Lap-Band Procedure
Learn More About Our Programs — Attend a Free Seminar
Sharp offers Lap-Band surgery at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, located in South Bay San Diego, and Sharp Memorial Hospital, located in Serra Mesa, adjacent to Kearny Mesa off Highway 163. The first step in obtaining weight-loss surgery at Sharp is to attend one of our free educational seminars. These seminars provide information about the surgery, other treatment options, program requirements, lifestyle changes, risks, potential complications and benefits. The seminars are designed to help you make an educated and informed decision about whether surgery is right for you.
For More Information
To sign up for a free informational seminar, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or register online at bariatric surgery seminar.
You can also learn more about the procedure by reading frequently asked questions about lap band.
If you do not meet the requirements for weight-loss surgery or you aren't sure if weight-loss surgery is for you, but are still interested in losing weight, please visit Weight Management in Sharp Services to learn more about Sharp’s personalized weight-loss programs.