New Jersey Single Incision Lap-Band

(SILS) Lap-Band Surgery in New Jersey

Bariatric surgery is rapidly changing and advancing, and there are more options, and superior options, available to patients than ever before in the past. The Tristate New York Bariatric Group is at the forefront of this ongoing innovation and development, and can offer you the latest and best in weight loss surgery.

This includes the revolutionary Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, or SILS, technique for lap-band surgery. SILS is a wonderful new type of bariatric surgery, and it was actually developed with the assistance of Tristate New York Bariatric Group surgeon Dr. Shawn Garber. Not only does Dr. Garber have more experience with this procedure than nearly anyone else, he actually continues to travel the country teaching other surgeons how to perform SILS.

Tristate New York Bariatric Group is therefore the leading clinic for SILS lap-band and gastric sleeve in New Jersey. Learn more about the procedures here.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (SILS)

What is SILS Lap-Band Surgery?

SILS, performed for either lap-band or gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, offers patients great advancements. This type of procedure, as the name implies, requires only one small incision to be made during surgery, as opposed to the five incisions made with typical laparoscopic procedures. This is an innovative solution which has taken bariatric surgery to a new and improved level.

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Benefits of Lap-Band

The benefits of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery are far reaching. Recovery time and pain are both reduced with SILS. The stomach muscle does not need to be cut, and only one small incision is made through the belly button. Additionally, SILS is “virtually scarless”, which means that most patients have no visible scars after their procedure.

In terms of weight loss results, both the lap-band and the gastric sleeve are proven to be quite effective. In the case of the former, a 15-year study of lap-band surgery patients found that over the full course of that study patients maintained significant weight loss at an average of 60 excess pounds.

For the latter, gastric sleeve produces similar weight loss results to gastric bypass, with studies showcasing fantastic success, such as patients losing 61.5% of excess BMI in one year, or patients seeing 15-point drops in BMI in only 15 months.

What to Expect During & After your Procedure

The SILS lap-band procedure will require patients to be placed under anesthesia. Most lap-band surgeries are completed within an hour, and do not require overnight hospital stays.

With the lap-band, the band itself is inserted and then placed over the upper portion of your stomach, with a narrow opening connecting to the rest of the stomach. This band can be adjusted via connecting tube and access port, to either inflate or deflate the band and improve your results and comfort.

With the gastric sleeve, a small, thin vertical sleeve is created from your stomach and closed off with stomach staples. This offers substantial restriction in the quantity of food which can be eaten.

Your surgeon will provide you with more thorough instructions for at-home care and follow-up. For more details on each of the above procedures, visit their respective pages here on our site.


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What are the Procedure Risks?

As mentioned, both of these procedures require the usage of anesthesia, and as such carry the same risks of all procedures involving anesthesia, as well as the general risks of all types of surgery.

Beyond that, the gastric sleeve has risks including internal bleeding, abscesses of the abdominal wall, and leaking along the staple line. There’s also a risk of developing acid reflux disease, however this can typically be managed with proper nutritional and lifestyle guidelines. Gastric sleeve is newer than other procedures and the same type of long-term data is therefore unavailable.

Lap-band carries specific risks such as infection of the band or port, dilation of the stomach pouch, band erosion or slippage, and food bolus obstruction. Revisional surgeries may be required if results aren’t seen. It’s essential to follow all nutritional guidelines, as the lap-band is the easiest procedure to “cheat” yourself with by failing to maintain the correct lifestyle.

What Post Bariatric Surgery Diet will I need to follow?

Following your procedure, you will be given very specific instructions on how to manage and maintain your diet. Generally, this will take you through three separate two-week phases. You’ll begin with an all-liquid diet for two weeks, and then begin incorporating softer foods, before moving onto a wider array of food choices.

The Tristate New York Bariatric Group offers a comprehensive bariatric support program to help with your post-bariatric surgery diet and lifestyle, including patient education, support groups and mentors. Additionally, you can purchase doctor-recommended foods, drinks and supplements at our convenient online store.

What is the Cost of Lap-Band Surgery in New Jersey?

Good news – most insurance companies provide full coverage for obese patients who need to undergo bariatric surgery. There are specific guidelines involved, and we’re here to help. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help walk you through this process. If you are unable to obtain coverage for any reason, we also offer patients several different financing plans as alternative options.

What is the next step to change my life today?

Single Incision Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery can change your life. You will see fantastic weight loss results, with a procedure which is less invasive than any other existing options, offering reduced recovery time, reduced pain and reduced visible signs of surgery.

Call our office today at 800.633.8446 to learn more about SILS lap-band or gastric sleeve in New Jersey and how the Tristate New York Bariatric Group can help you accomplish your weight loss goals once and for all.

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If you are ready to lose weight, you have many options at our Tristate Bariatric Group. We combine surgical expertise, patience, compassion, and the confidence to lead you through the journey to successful weight loss.