Lap Band & Band Fills from Advanced Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Frenzel, at Advanced Bariatric Surgery, is a double board certified as a Fellowship Trained Bariatric Surgeon and a Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.  Specializing in bariatric surgery and post-bariatric reconstructive cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Frenzel performs weight loss surgery for those who have tried natural weight loss to no avail.

For those who are 50 pounds overweight, the Lap Band surgery is a viable option.  Candidates for this procedure need to be at least 18 years old or greater, be in good mental health, have a body mass index of 35 or above, and should not suffer from hyperphagia or polyphagia.

If you meet these requirements, consider the benefits of the Lap Band procedure.  Laparoscopic bariatric surgery using the adjustable gastric band has been used by medical professionals for over 20 years.  Lap Band is available for weight loss, but also to improve overall health and quality of life.

As a highly used approach to weight loss surgery, this safe and minimally invasive bariatric surgery is designed for gradual weight loss.  As you go through the process of bariatric surgery, you will experience years added to your life.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Frenzel and his medical team to discuss your weight loss surgery options.

During your meeting, you can inquire about all of your options, voice any concerns, and hear from Dr. Frenzel.  Lap Band is widely used as a bariatric treatment to help individuals who have experienced past failures with other weight loss methods.

During the procedure, a fiber optic instrument is used to view the internal organs.  The band, an inflatable silicone device, is placed on the upper portion of the stomach to suppress hunger.   The suppression of hunger is what aids in weight loss.  Though the lap band will not interfere with normal digestion, it does limit food intake.

Patients benefit from this procedure because it is flexible, conforms to the body, is completely reversible, does not require any cutting or stapling of the stomach, offers minimal discomfort during recovery, and is available in two sizes.

After the procedure, some patients need an adjustment fill.  This makes the band tighter or looser so that the amount of desired weight loss is more comfortable to control.  Dr. Frenzel is dedicated to working with patients before, during, and after surgery to ensure health and safety.

The band fills are customizable so that patients can lose weight at a healthy pace they feel comfortable with.  This ensures long term results.  During this procedure, a sterile saline is injected into a port below the skin, which is attached to the lap band.  As the lap band is filled, it becomes tighter in order to decrease appetite at a gradual rate.

Band fills typically begin one month after surgery.  After surgery, it might be necessary to meet with Dr. Frenzel every four weeks to ensure steady progression.  After the first year, appointments decrease.  An advantage of the Lap Band is that it is customizable to the patient’s needs.  This allows each individual to lose weight at a health, unique pace.