Lap-Band® Blog Posts

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Cardio Vs. Weightlifting: What’s Better for Weight Loss?

After your Lap-Band® surgery, exercise will become an important component of your weight-loss journey.   The most important aspect to losing weight is the assistance from the Lap-Band to help …
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Obesity & Liver Disease | Comorbidities for Obese Individuals

Most people know that obesity increases your risk for several serious conditions and diseases. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis are some of …
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The Lap-Band® vs. Gastric Sleeve: 10 Year Comparison

When choosing the right weight-loss surgery option for you, it’s important to consider not only the short-term results but the long-term success, as well. With bariatric procedures like the gastric…
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Loose Skin After Lap-Band® Weight-Loss Surgery

For those considering a bariatric procedure like the Lap-Band® surgery, loose skin is a common concern. While usually a cosmetic preference, loose skin can also cause health problems, like chaffing…
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Eating During Lap-Band® Surgery Recovery

When considering or preparing for the Lap-Band® surgery, one of the most common questions patients have is about what and when they can eat during recovery. In order to allow your stomach to heal p…
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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Obesity

Obesity is linked to a number of health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Experts are also finding that obesity is linked to severe COVID-19 complications and hospitaliz…

Recovering from Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a nerve-wracking process no matter how simple the procedure is. There’s also the fear of what recovery will look like and the pain that may be associated with it. Learn mo…
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Tribute to Influential Founder

Professor Mitiku Belachew was born in June of 1942 in a small village near Ghion, Ethiopia. The exact date is unclear as his birth wasn’t registered until he entered school for the first time at th…

How Does the Lap-Band® Program Work?

Are you looking for a little bit more information about the Lap-Band® Program before you decide to find a surgeon in your area to schedule a consultation? We get it! It can be a scary decision, but…