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Lap Band Surgery, Hollywood, FL

Hollywood, FL 33021
Tel: (754) 231-4588

Using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, this procedure involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. A small balloon is inflated which cinches around the stomach, reducing feelings of hunger and decreasing a patients capacity to eat large amounts. Dr. Terushkins expertise in laparoscopic techniques and our teams dedication to support before, during, and after surgeries has resulted in our patients losing an average of 40–50% of their excess weight after completing Lap Band surgery at our facilities.
Lap Band. Gastric Banding also known as the LAP-BAND was approved in 2001 by the FDA. The silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. It has an inflatable balloon that cinches around the stomach and allows patients to be less hungry and to eat less at each meal. The band is inflated with saline using a needle that goes thru the skin into the band port. The port is secured under the skin so that nothing is visible. Percent of excess weight loss at five years is 50-55%. Follow-up is crucial with the band as adjustments are usually necessary the first year and sometimes in the second year as well.  
In Dr. Terushkins hands, complications are decreased and less than the national average, but they still can occur. Lap Band patients can count on top bariatric surgeon Dr. Terushkins extensive experience. Dr. Terushkin has performed numerous adjustable gastric banding surgeries.
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