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Weight loss doesn’t have to be complicated. With the ReShape
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    We’ll send information to support your lasting weight loss and show you how to work with the band to meet your goals.

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Common questions

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What is Lap-Band?

The Lap-Band® System is an adjustable gastric band that helps to limit the amount of food you can eat at once. Through healthy portion control and a healthy lifestyle, you can lose excess weight and keep it off, too. Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Lap-Band Program provides a weight-loss solution that is non-anatomy altering, minimally invasive, and provides proven long-term weight loss. We highly recommend signing up to start your journey today

Why should I choose Lap-Band over other bariatric procedures?

Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Lap-Band® program provides a weight-loss solution that is non-anatomy altering, minimally invasive, and provides proven long-term weight loss. In addition, it has the lowest complication rate and shortest recovery time. But that’s not all — visit our website to learn more!

What are the other benefits of Lap-Band?

Weight loss resulting from the Lap-Band® program has been shown to resolve or improve serious obesity-related health conditions in many people, including Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and GERD.4-7 In fact, 73% of all Lap-Band Patients reported remission of their Type II Diabetes due to their weight loss after two years on the program.

In addition to chronic conditions, obesity is highly correlated with cancer risk including uterine, gallbladder, kidney, liver, and colon cancers. Recent studies have pointed to the link between obesity and higher COVID-19 complications and risk of mortality. Lowering your weight now can help protect you from avoidable risk and a possible health emergency even in the short term.

Is ReShape Lap-Band covered by insurance?

Many insurance companies will assist with the cost of the Lap-Band® program. Inquire with your insurance provider for more information about coverage. Speaking to a Lap-Band surgeon can give you a better idea of the costs, insurance coverage, and financing options that are available to you. To find a location in your area, please visit or give us a call at 1-800-LAP-BAND (527-2263).

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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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