Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is the least invasive surgical procedure for weight-loss. Aside from providing individualized weight loss, it is entirely reversible. The surgical procedure partitions the stomach into uneven compartments, leaving a small pouch (about 10% of the overall capacity) as the new reservoir for food. The smaller stomach size limits the amount of food intake. The size of the passageway between the two compartments can be adjusted by Dr. Lee, without further surgery. The digestive process is not altered, so nutrient absorption is not affected. This helps you eat smaller portions, while taming your hunger and gradually lose the unhealthy excess weight. For ideal results, a healthy diet and routine exercise should also be incorporated and our practice will provide you with all the necessary tools to succeed.
A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of the stomach. A thin vertical “sleeve” of stomach is created using a stapling device. This sleeve is about the size of a banana.
This procedure is the latest technology available in bariatric surgery and is rapidly gaining popularity and acceptance as a primary procedure with good results on weight loss.
Smartlipo® Triplex is the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available. This unique technology safely delivers the optimal blend of three laser wavelengths for better fat removal and enhanced tissue tightening.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of people who share the common problem of compulsive overeating. To learn more information on OA visit the OA Web site at www.oa.org.