The proper adjustments of your lap band have proven to be equally as important as the band surgery itself. If your series of band adjustments is not successful, you are very likely to be unsuccessful in losing weight.
Most medical practices use a cookbook or a recipe for typical band fills for a patient at your stage post-op. Oftentimes this is sufficient, but many times, this technique can be inadequate and might not suit your individual needs. It could end up being too tight which will require you to come back after a few days and have fluid removed, or it may be too loose and you won’t feel the restriction that you need.
At BMI of Texas, each of our lap band fill procedures are done under direct vision using a fluoroscopy (x-ray) machine. The advantages of this method include:
The amount of radiation exposure involved in this procedure is minimal. Each visit usually only involves just a few seconds of radiation.
We will gladly offer EMLA-cream to anesthetize the skin prior to the procedure for patients that are afraid of needlesticks.
At BMI, we frequently have patients asking us to make sure their band doesn’t need to be tighter. This technology allows us to see how tight your band is at any given moment.
Our personalized aftercare program at BMI of Texas will help you maximize your weight loss after Lap Band surgery. We welcome patients from other practices, even after surgery, who are in need of comprehensive follow-up care. Call for your appointment today, 210-615-8500!