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Dr. Darrin Hansen - Lap-Band® Surgical Expert of Utah

Dr. Darrin Hansen
Utah Lap-Band®

With 25+ years of experience and 2,000+ Lap-Band procedures completed, Dr. Hansen is a Center of Excellence surgeon for the Lap-Band® procedure.. He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed a residency in General Surgery at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Hansen’s certifications and memberships include:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Salt Lake Medical Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (A.S.M.B.S.).

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The Lap‑Band® process

What to expect from the program

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    Your first step toward successful surgical weight loss is meeting with the qualified surgeons at Lap-Band of Utah. During the consultation you’ll learn if the Lap-Band® Program is a good fit for you.

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    Lap-Band® is placed around the stomach to reduce its capacity, which helps promote a feeling of fullness, limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, and slows the movement of food from your stomach.

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    Recovery is typically faster than other bariatric surgeries. Placement is performed same-day within an ambulatory surgery center or other outpatient setting, and usually takes less than an hour.

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    Aftercare & Support

    The Lap-Band® Program offers the most comprehensive aftercare program in the industry and is fully customized to your needs for adjustments and other aftercare support.

Lap‑Band program success stories

Are you ready to transform your life with the Lap-Band® Program too?

Speaking with Utah Lap-Band can help you resolve any questions or concerns your might have. If you are wondering if the Lap-Band® Program is right for you, Dr. Darrin Hansen is ready to guide you to help you lose weight and keep it off. Your weight loss journey is right around the corner.

Call 1-844-696-1900 to schedule a consultation.

Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems are approved for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of at least 30 with health conditions related to obesity, who have not seen success with other weight loss methods, like supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs. Choosing this surgery means committing to changes in eating habits for the long term.

The Lap-Band procedure is not approved for individuals under 18 yo, those with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or lead to poor results, such as inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, problems with the stomach and digestion, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, scarring of the liver, individuals unable or unwilling to follow the necessary dietary restrictions, individuals with alcohol or drug addictions, or those currently pregnant. Individuals who become pregnant after band placement may require deflation of their bands.

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems, a long-term tool, may need to be adjusted if you get pregnant, sick, or malnourished. Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs as they could make the band wear away. Like any surgery, placement of the Lap-Band may have complications such as risks from drugs and methods used, general surgery risks, how well your body handles a foreign object, or in rare cases, risk of death.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery that you and your doctor should discuss. Potential risks associated with the Lap-Band include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach blockage, constipation, swallowing difficulty, diarrhea, abnormal stools, abdominal pain, weakness, incision pain, infection, fever, hernia, chest pain, band movement, stomach pouch expansion, unusual healing, pain at the port site, port movement, and/or hair loss. Additional surgery might be needed. Losing weight quickly could lead to complications requiring more surgery. 

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