Lap Band Clinic in Los Angeles

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At Dr. Feiz & Associates, the physicians are highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable in helping patients shed their excess weight and feel healthier. 

If you're considering bariatric surgery, you can get a complete in-person evaluation to determine your weight loss options. During this initial evaluation, the doctor will determine if you qualify for gastric lap band surgery or not. 

Lap Band Surgery At A Glance

  • What is a Lap-Band? 

A lap band is an inflatable silicone band adjusted around the top of the patient's stomach to reduce its size. 

  • How does Lap Band Surgery Work?

Doctors place a band around the upper portion of the patient's stomach during surgery, forming a small pouch above the band. The rest of the stomach remains unaffected.  

  • What is the impact of this procedure? 

Due to the reduction in stomach size, the patient consumes less food and feels full faster, helping them lose weight. 


Surgeons can make adjustments in the band to manage its tightness.

How does the doctor adjust the tightness of the lap band?

Doctors can adjust the lap band with the help of saline injections. These injections fill the inner surface lining of the band. The fluid that the doctors inject changes the level of tightness, impacting the amount of food that can slip from the newly created pouch to the rest of the stomach. 

Moreover, the doctors can change the quantity of saline fluid with the help of a needle placed into the port buried under the patient's skin.

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Can Lap-Band Surgery Be Reversed?

Yes, unlike other types of bariatric surgeries, lap bands are easy to reverse or correct. 

Why is Lap-Band Surgery Attractive?

It is a well known and well-accepted procedure due to the following reasons: 

  • The placement of the band occurs laparoscopically.
  • The surgery is easily reversible. 
  • The band can be tightened or loosened to adjust the passageway between the two sections of the stomach. 

What are the Risks Associated with Lap Band?

The following are the associated risks: 

  • The band inside the patient is subject to erosion over time. 
  • The band can slip from the intended position. 
  • Band or port-site infection can occur.

Other than weight loss, what are the related benefits of this procedure?

Other than weight loss, the patient can get rid of the following conditions: 

  • Joint issues
  • High cholesterol 
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Factor Impacting The Post Surgery Weight Loss:

Sticking to a healthy diet: 

After the surgery, the patient should listen to the doctor's dietary plan and not return to unhealthy eating habits after recovery. 

Exercising as per the doctor's instruction: 

It is not advisable to exercise soon after the surgery. As the patient recovers, they must abide by the doctor's recommended exercise plan until complete recovery. 

Makin the band tighter:

If the patient does not feel satisfied with the weight loss after the surgery, they may tighten the band to feel full after intaking small amounts of food.


Lap-Band surgery is attractive because of the weight loss and minimal scarring. Those who have tried exercise, medication, and dietary changes without achieving the desired weight loss results tend to consider this procedure. The risks associated with the surgery are significant. Therefore, it is best to meet with an experienced physician to determine the best course of action. 

Schedule a free consultation session with Dr. Feiz to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. 

You can contact us via phone or by visiting our contact page. 

Phone number: 310-855-8058

Fax: 310-929-9765

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