Lap Band Surgery

Business name:
Lap Band Surgery
550 S Andrews Ave, suite 234
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 951-1790
Mon - Tue, Thu 10am - 6pm
Wed 9am-5.30pm
Fri 9am-4pm
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Lap Band. Gastric Banding also known as the LAP-BAND was approved in 2001 by the FDA. The silicone
band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. It has an inflatable balloon that cinches around
the stomach and allows patients to be less hungry and to eat less at each meal. The band is inflated with
saline using a needle that goes thru the skin into the band port. The port is secured under the skin so
that nothing is visible. Percent of excess weight loss at five years is 50-55%. Follow-up is crucial with the
band as adjustments are usually necessary the first year and sometimes in the second year as well.
Complications may include infection, bleeding, gastric prolapse or band slippage and band/tubing
problems. Reoperation may be necessary to address some of these complications. In
Dr.Terushkin’shands, these complications are decreased and less than the national average, but they
still can occur. Lap Band patients can count on top bariatric surgeon Dr.Terushkin’s extensive
experience. Dr.Terushkin has performed numerous adjustable gastric banding surgeries.
Using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, this procedure involves placing a silicone band around
the upper part of the stomach. A small balloon is inflated which cinches around the stomach, reducing
feelings of hunger and decreasing a patient’s capacity to eat large amounts.
Gastric Banding or “LAP-BAND” surgeries were first approved by the FDA in 2001, and today more than
20,000 lab band procedures are performed each year. Dr.Terushkin’s expertise in laparoscopic
techniques and our team’s dedication to support before, during, and after surgeries has resulted in our
patients losing an average of 40–50% of their excess weight after completing Lap Band surgery at our