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Lap Band or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

Lap Band or the Laparsocopic Adjustable Gastric Band is a low risk procedure that helps you lose weight by restricting the amount of food that you can eat.


The lap band surgery has been performed in the United States since the mid 1990’s.  It was also approved by the FDA for patients with a BMI between 30-35.


The procedure was very commonly performed in the early 2000’s but recently that number has declined due to the increase popularity of the Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgical Technique

Dr. Angel M. Caban and Dr. George Rossidis are Fellowship Trained bariatric surgeons that perform the gastric band procedure Laparoscopically or Minimally Invasive 99.9% of the time.


Using five small incisions (four 5mm and one 15mm), a high definition camera, a TV screen and special instruments a silicone band/balloon is placed in the upper portion of the stomach to restrict the amount of food that you can eat.


A lap band surgery takes approximately 45 minutes under general anesthesia.


The procedure is usually a same day or ambulatory surgery.  Patients with sleep apnea are admitted overnight for observation.

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Lap Band Benefits

The biggest benefit after a Lap Band is moderate weight loss with low initial risk.  With weight loss you can see other improvements in your health.


In average patients will experience a 40-50% Excess Body Weight Loss within 12-24 months.


Resolution, improvement or prevention of comorbidities related to morbid obesity can be seen after moderate weight loss with the Lap Band procedure.


Ambulatory Surgery

Completely Reversible

Low Risk Surgery

FDA Approved for Low BMI

Covered by Most Insurance


Slippage or Prolapse



Foreign Body

Frequent Follow Up

Is Lap Band® System Right for You

Dr. Caban and Dr. Rossidis are board certified general surgeons and fellowship trained bariatric surgeons. They have performed thousands of bariatric procedures and other advanced laparoscopic procedures.  In the Ocala, Florida area no other bariatric surgeons have the outcomes and expertise that our surgeons bring to the table.


If you will like to discuss your bariatric surgical options with Dr. Angel M. Caban and/or Dr. George Rossidis

Call Us Today

(352) 291-0239.

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