The following questions about laparoscopic banding (LAP-BAND®) frequently come up during consultations in our Tucson, Tempe, Arrowhead, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., weight loss surgery offices. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us and our healthcare team will respond to you as quickly as possible. Please ask us all the questions you have about obesity surgery and the LAP-BAND System. We are here to help!

Will I be sick a lot after the operation?

How long will it take to recover after surgery?

How much weight will I lose?

How do weight-loss results with LAP-BAND compare to those with gastric bypass?

Does the LAP-BAND limit any physical activity?

Does the LAP-BAND require frequent office visits after surgery?

How is the band adjusted?

Do I have to be careful with the access port just underneath my skin?

Can the band be removed?

Will I need plastic surgery for excess skin when I have lost a lot of weight?

Is it true that the LAP-BAND seems “tighter” in the morning?

Will I feel hungry or deprived with the LAP-BAND?

What will happen if I become ill?

What about pregnancy?

Will I need to take vitamin supplements?

What about other medications?

What if I go out to eat?

What about alcohol?

Can I eat anything in moderation?

Will I suffer from constipation?

Our Commitment to You

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our highly trained surgeons and staff are dedicated to your well-being. With us, you have a partner on your journey to better health. We are here for you around-the-clock, offering support before, during and after your procedure. We share your goal of a healthier, more fulfilling life and your success is our top priority. The best way to get an overview of weight loss surgery and our program is to attend one of our FREE comprehensive seminars that cover numerous topics including:

● Am I a candidate? ● Medical treatment for obesity ● Surgical treatment for obesity ● A specific overview of our individualized program

If you are interested in surgical weight loss in Tucson and the Phoenix area, request your consultation online or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.