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What is Lap-Band surgery? 

Laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band®) surgery leads to weight loss by placing an adjustable band around the stomach that essentially creates a small stomach pouch. As you eat, food will fill the small stomach pouch quickly, making you fill full much sooner and reducing the amount of food you eat. 

How does Lap-Band work?

Lap-Band also increases the time it takes for your stomach to empty, making you feel full longer and reducing the sensation of hunger. The band can be adjusted (made tighter/smaller) by filling it with saline through a port located just underneath the skin. The concept is to create the sensation of fullness after only a very small meal.

What is the procedure?

The Lap-Band device consists of a band, connection tubing, and a plastic access port. As the band is filled with saline, the balloon expands and the stomach outlet gets smaller, making it harder for food to pass. After placement of the band around the top of the stomach, the band tubing is connected to a small plastic access port which is placed under the skin. The access port is used to add or remove fluid from the band.

Why choose Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery for Lap-Band?

Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery has the honor of being known as the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. Dr. Roller and his team of fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons are among the most experienced in the USA. They have performed custom weight loss surgeries on patients from 47 out of 50 states, and many patients fly in for Lap-Band surgery from other areas. You can expect the highest level of patient-focused care from our team. Every surgeon at our practice is fellowship trained and performs only minimally invasive weight loss surgeries.

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Leading Lap-Band surgeons serving Tulsa, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and beyond

Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery has three locations to serve you and offers Lap-Band surgery in Tulsa, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and the surrounding communities. As recognized authorities in weight loss surgery, we offer professional guidance regarding which surgery is best for you. Our goal is to help you live a happier life that allows you to enjoy all you’ve been missing. The entire team is here to support you in your journey.

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If you’ve struggled with excess weight, are suffering obesity-related health conditions, and dream of finally being free and able to live your life to the fullest, our team at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery is here for you. We understand, we care, and we can help.

Lifestyle changes and weight loss success

Dedication to exercise, behavior modification, and proper food choices are absolutely necessary to help achieve optimal results. To learn more about Lap-Band and other weight loss surgeries offered at Roller Weight Loss, we invite you to attend our free seminar.

Expected weight loss from Lap-Band: 30% to 50% of your excess weight

Weight loss for gastric banding patients is generally less and much slower than for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients. On average, 30% to 50%* of a patient’s excess weight will be lost. Follow-up clinic appointments for Lap-Band adjustments and evaluations are extremely important for weight loss success and are generally monthly during the first year.

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The first step in your weight loss journey is to register for one of our weight loss seminars.

*Results may vary from person to person.

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The seminar will provide you with pertinent information about your weight loss surgery options, what to expect after surgery, insurance information, and how the surgeons and bariatric surgery experts at Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery can help you. 

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