LAP-BAND®The original adjustable gastric banding system
The original, revolutionary gastric banding system!
Midsouth Lap Bands is offering a cash price of only $9,999 for the Lap-Band! However, remember that many insurance companies will often cover some, if not all, of the costs of your LAP-BAND® System procedure. Usually an approval is required before you can have the surgery. For more information, read about insurance options on our payment options page.
The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is an adjustable gastric band designed to help obese individuals achieve sustained long-term weight loss and has been demonstrated to lead to resolution or improvement in co-morbid conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. It induces weight loss by reducing the stomach capacity and restricting the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, but it is unlikely that it will interfere with normal digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. The differentiating factor for the LAP-BAND® System from gastric bypass is that it does not require stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing.
If you are at least 30 pounds overweight, with a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 and one or more obesity related comorbid conditions, you should know: the LAP-BAND® System may be able to help you lose weight — helping you to avoid weight-related health risks, and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Studies have shown that the LAP-BAND® System can help you to not only lose excess weight – steadily and consistently – but, equally importantly, maintain that weight loss over time.
The Moment of Truth – Is the LAP-BAND® System right for me?
Are you ready to take the next step in your weight loss journey? You’ve come to the right place! In this section, you’ll find detailed information designed to help you determine if the LAP-BAND® System is right for you.
Check out these before and after pictures of LAP-BAND® patients:read more
About LAP-BAND® Adjustments The LAP-BAND® System can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. That is one of its more attractive aspects. This feature allows you and Dr. Fore to find the right level of restriction just for you! The gastric band is usually left empty...read more
Immediately After Your LAP-BAND® Surgery Take it easy! Your body has to have time to adjust not only to the surgery itself, but to your decreased capacity for food. Immediately following surgery, get plenty of rest but also try to walk around as much as you can...read more
The LAP-BAND® System Operation The more you know about the LAP-BAND® System procedure, the easier the process should be for you. Getting ready for surgery Before your surgery, Dr. Fore will talk about the procedure in detail with you. He may also want you to meet with...read more
The Advantages of the LAP-BAND System The LAP-BAND® System has the following advantages: It is less invasive than other surgical techniques It can be adjusted The process can be reversed It may require less hospital time than other surgical techniques Recovery may be...read more
The actual costs of your bariatric surgery will depend on your individual situation, including things like your specific health plan and whether you will have an inpatient (overnight) or outpatient (same day) procedure. That said, there may be many ways to cover the...read more
If you've been thinking about surgery as an option for losing excess weight and maintaining your ongoing health goals, you can use the BMI Calculator below to see if bariatric weight loss surgery is the right choice for you. To see if your weight and other details...read more
Depending on the procedure, bariatric surgery may be right for you if: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at least 40, or you are at least 100 pounds overweight. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at greater than 35 with at least two obesity-related co-morbidities such as type...read more
The LAP-BAND® Procedure The LAP-BAND® System is usually placed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery requires general anesthesia. First, Dr. Fore will make a few small incisions in the abdominal wall and insert narrow, hollow tubes. Thin surgical instruments...read more
The LAP-BAND® Device & How It Works A true breakthrough in healthy, long-term weight loss. The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. Used in...read more
The original, revolutionary gastric banding system! The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is an adjustable gastric band designed to help obese individuals achieve sustained long-term weight loss and has been demonstrated to lead to resolution or improvement...read more
Our programs are designed for the long-term!
We are committed to you! Our success is based on your success. We help you navigate your options as well as provide support post-surgery to ensure you achieve your goals!
Why choose us?
We are dedicated to using the most advanced, innovative techniques available and specialize in minimally invasive surgical options – utilizing robotics and laparoscopy when appropriate – to ensure minimal surgical impact and improved patient outcomes.