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How is a Gastric Band Adjusted?

Gastric Bands Adjustable Gastric Bands are still a very effective option to control obesity, especially for those patients who do not wish to undergo a more invasive and permanent procedure, such as the Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass. All around the world, each day, thousands of Gastric Band procedures are…

Restrict Caffeine After Bariatric Surgery

People who are morbidly obese may choose bariatric surgery as a means to lose excess weight. Surgical approaches for weight loss surgery include gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or the gastric sleeve. Each type of surgery poses special dietary restrictions after surgery. Limiting certain foods and beverages is…

Band with Plication: World Meeting Update

IFSO is the World meeting for Bariatric Surgery providing us with the latest news, research and innovation in the field of Weight-loss Surgery Session 6 on Gastric Plication was a total success if you measure it by how many congress goers attended. The room was full, all seats were occupied…

What to Do When a Lap Band Fails

When a weight loss procedure fails it is both personally discouraging and it can create significant health issues. There is absolutely no reason you should settle for this. That’s why Obesity Control Center has developed a proven solution. Here is a personal message on the topic by Dr. Ariel Ortiz,…

The Lap Band for Teens and Adolescents

The gastric lapband has a promising future for special patients. Now that more than a decade of experience has passed and after perfecting this technique, the procedure has been proven to be safe and effective. This opens new possibilities in its application for weight loss in various arenas. One of…

After Lap Band: 10 Keys to Success

A message from Dr. Ariel Ortiz, chief surgeon and medical director at Obesity Control Center, on important guidelines for eating following gastric band or lap band surgery. I have always said it is easier to walk in a straight line than swerving all over the road. Either way you will…