Patients seeking a gastric band surgeon will find top-rated surgeons at North Shore Medical Center, home to the most successful surgical weight loss program on the North Shore.
Gastric banding surgeons in our surgical weight loss program perform 200 gastric band surgeries and other procedures each year, resulting in dramatic results in long-term weight loss and overall health for our patients. Our convenient location means that North Shore patients can find a surgeon and receive highest quality care close to home.
Surgeries performed by a gastric band surgeon at NSMC have a high success rate, due in part to the comprehensive nature of the program (including gastric banding procedures). Patients participate in extensive pre-operative evaluation and post-operative support programs.
NSMC patients lose 100 pounds on average within the first year following an operation. They have achieved improved diabetes management and they experience reductions in heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea at rates much higher than the national average.
The gastric band procedure, also known as the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or LAP-BAND®, is a surgical weight loss option for certain patients with clinically severe obesity. During the procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach using minimally invasive instruments inserted into the abdomen through several small incisions. The surgeon tightens the band around the stomach to create a small pouch through which foods can pass, making the patient feel full faster and causing the stomach to empty more slowly, so patients do not feel hungry between meals. The gastric band surgeon can make the band tighter or looser to accommodate nutritional needs. This procedure is the only adjustable and reversible obesity surgery, though reversals are made only in extreme cases.
NSMC offers regular seminars where patients can get bariatric surgery information, meet a gastric band surgeon and get answers to questions about the gastric band procedure. In addition to gastric band surgery, the seminar covers gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures available at NSMC. To attend a seminar, click here.