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Dr. George S. Ferzli, M.D. F.A.C.S.
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Staten Island, NY

Lap-Band Surgery:

Lap-band Surgery is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that is indicated for the morbidly obese patient or the obese patient that has certain associated, or comorbid, medical problems. The surgery involves placing a plastic band around the upper stomach to restrict the amount of food and calories a patient can take in. It has been found to be an effective way to achieve long-term weight loss. Patients find this surgery appealing because the band can be removed if necessary. The surgery is performed laparoscopically through about five small incisions. Most patients who undergo a lap-band will go home the day after surgery.

For more, read the section on morbid obesity and bariatric surgery.

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