Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina has been named one of America’s healthiest cities. The port city absolutely excels when it comes to health and wellness. The city is a prime example of a city that makes healthy lifestyle choices simple. Charleston is a very walkable city, and it is home to many teams, sports, and fitness clubs. Parade Magazine reported in 2020 that Charleston is home to the largest population of plant-based eaters. 

Charleston sits on the Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the meeting of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. This, along with numerous greenspaces, offers plentiful opportunities for healthy activities, whether residents want to walk their dog, play some water sports, or go for a run with the harbor as their background. During the summer, the streets in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood are even closed to traffic so that residents can walk and cycle freely. If your preferred workout is in a gym, the city is ranked highly for number of gyms per household. 

Whether you love yoga and meditation, or you’re a woman who wants to talk wellness and emotional health with other like-minded women, there is a group for you to join: https://www.meetup.com/cities/us/sc/charleston/health-wellness/ If running is what gets you going, be sure to check out the Charleston Running Club and all the races the area has to offer: https://www.charlestonrunningclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=139360

Charleston hosts phenomenal bariatric surgeons that have perfected the technique of the LAP-BAND® Procedure. The LAP-BAND Program, an effective weight loss surgery, is not only non-anatomy altering, it’s reversible. Performed laparoscopically, there is minimal scarring and recovery time. Patients are able to recover quickly and start their fitness journey. Below is a list of bariatric surgeons that offer the LAP-BAND, an effective, safer, and customizable weight loss surgery option.

There are 1 Lap-Band® Surgeon Locations In Charleston, SC

Ken Mitchell

Roper St Francis Healthcare

2093 Henry Tecklenburg Dr Charleston SC 29401 US

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What Do the Badges Mean?

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Credentialed: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

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High-volume Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 100+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


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Premier Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 250+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


Re-Engagement Aftercare: The practice will accept any patient that already has the LAP-BAND® and needs aftercare and adjustment. This surgeon won’t remove your LAP-BAND® unnecessarily.