A gastric Band is a special inflatable band which is placed around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch that limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time.
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This kind of detailed follow-up is especially important when it comes to the lap band procedure. The lap band is an adjustable device, which is filled with a saline solution or deflated depending on a patient’s desired level of restriction on their stomach’s capacity. As such, regular meetings with Dr. Feiz are necessary to make sure that the lap band is the right size to provide weight loss but not so full to be uncomfortable. These meetings also allow Dr. Feiz and his team to monitor the patient’s process and help them through any struggles with diet or exercise they may be having. Many have compared a good bariatric surgeon to a coach and the support of Dr. Feiz cannot be undervalued.