Thousands of Colorado residents have enjoyed weight-loss success after the LAP-BAND® procedure. But the road to significant, stable body fat reduction requires your active participation. The first fill usually occurs around the 4-6 week mark after surgery. This date may vary widely if you are already achieving successful weight loss.
Following the LAP-BAND® surgery, your surgeon will inform you of your responsibilities and help you create a plan to achieve and maintain long-term results. Below, we’ve listed some generalized behavior modification suggestions to give you an idea of the changes that are optimal after the insertion of the LAP-BAND® system. Keep in mind that every body is unique, so patient’s recommended lifestyle changes will be highly personalized.
Recommended Lifestyle Tips Following LAP-BAND®:
Western Surgical Bariatric Center offers the support you need to maximize the success you want following gastric band surgery especially when:
You want an aftercare provider that is professional, knowledgeable and competent — someone who will take the time to answer all of your questions to get you the right fill. The initial visit fee is a one-time fee of $225.00. Your initial visit includes a comprehensive consult to find out where you are with your band. Each visit following the initial visit will be $150.00.
Fills are customized by the patient’s needs, and there is no limit as to how much saline is instilled at any one visit. Fills are done according to feedback you give the provider. On occasion a patient can get overfilled. Un-fills will be done at no charge for 24 hrs following your fill. After the 24 hr period a charge will occur.
To get started, please contact Western Surgical Bariatric Center to schedule your appointment today. A copy of your operative report must be obtained from the surgeon who performed your initial surgery. This will assist the provider in determining what kind of band you have and how it was placed. In addition we offer support groups and nutrition counseling.