How Does the Lap Band work?
The Lap Band is surgically installed around the upper stomach unfilled. After inside the body the band can be filled with saline solution to tighten or loosen like a balloon. The tightening or loosening of the band through an external fill is a tool you and your practitioner use to reduce calorie intake and limit meal proportions. The band controls the stoma (stomach outlet) between the new upper pouch and the lower part of the stomach, restricting the flow of food.
What Is Involved In A Fill?
A lap band fill is an office procedure conducted in our office at 5350 E. Erickson Dr. Tucson, AZ. 85712. The procedure usually takes just a few minutes. It is recommended that the patient visit their surgeon for initial band fills as they are responsible in ensuring a correct fit and function.
Is your Lap Band too tight?
If your band is too tight you’ll have a tendency to feel nausea or in some cases vomit. Our provider, John VonKursberg, P.A., is a certified Bariatric Board Specialist and has been working in post operative lap band care for since 2009. John has filled thousands of bands and has developed a relationship with his patients that allow him to know what works for each individual. It is not uncommon to adjust a lap band many times. The ability to come in and adjust the lap band is a benefit many patients have come to depend on at the Quality of Life Medical Centers.