Pennsylvania Single Incision Lap-Band

(SILS) Lap-Band Surgery in Pennsylvania

Bariatric surgery continues to be an evolving landscape, and that’s a great thing for you, the prospective patient who’s looking to turn his or her life around. When you’re looking for the most innovative choices in weight loss surgery in Pennsylvania, the Tristate New York Bariatric Group is here to help.

With Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for the lap-band procedure, you can experience fantastic results with a full range of advantages compared to their traditional counterparts.

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What is SILS Bariatric Surgery?

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is also known simply as SILS. Lap-band and gastric sleeve weight loss surgery can both be performed via SILS. Instead of the five incisions which are traditionally made even with laparoscopic procedures which are known to be minimally invasive, only one single, small incision is made. This takes “minimally invasive” to an entirely superior level.

SILS has been recently developed, and Dr. Shawn Garber has been one of the key figures in its development. Today, he continues to teach other surgeons the procedure, and offers an unmatched experience level in performing them successfully himself.

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Benefits of Lap-Band

There are many great benefits to undergoing lap-band surgery.  Numerous studies point to the effectiveness of gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. One five-year study found patients losing 61.5% of excess BMI in just one year; a second found a mean drop in BMI of 15 points in 15 month, and a third found a 16-point BMI drop in two years.

Meanwhile, the largest study ever of its kind, conducted with follow ups over the course of 15 years, found that lap-band patients maintained significant weight loss for that entire period, an average of 60 pounds.

Then, add on the benefits of choosing one of these procedures with the innovative SILS technique. Here, patients benefit from only one small incision being made, with no cutting through stomach muscle. Recovery time is reduced, and pain is reduced. Most patients have no visible scars, making this technique a “virtually scarless” form of surgery.

What to Expect During & After your Procedure

Patients undergoing SILS lap-band will be placed under anesthesia. An adjustable band will be inserted and placed around the stomach’s upper portion. Here, a new, small upper pouch is created, with only a narrow opening leading to the rest of the stomach. The surgery can often be completed in less than one hour, and typically does not require an overnight hospital stay.

Your band can be adjusted on an ongoing basis via an access port and connecting tube, which allows fluid in the band to be injected, to inflate the band, or removed, to deflate the band.

The Single incision laparoscopic lap-band procedure will also require the use of anesthesia. The incision is made through the belly button. Utilizing stomach staples, your surgeon will create a thin vertical sleeve from your stomach, greatly limiting the amount of food which can be ingested. This procedure takes less than two hours to complete and most typically requires a one night hospital stay.

You will receive more thorough at-home and post-surgery care instructions and guidelines by your surgeon upon your release from the hospital.


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What are the Procedure Risks?

The risks of lap-band surgery include potential band erosion, band slippage or band infection, access port infection, dilation of the stomach pouch, and food bolus obstruction. Patients who do not lose weight may require a revisional procedure. Additionally, the risk of failing to lose weight is higher with the lap-band as there is more control in your hands. You must carefully follow all nutritional guidelines.

The risks of lap-band surgery include stomach leaking along the staple line, internal bleeding, and abdominal wall abscesses. Some patients may experience acid reflux disease, which can typically be reduced via the correct diet and other lifestyle management tips. This is a newer procedure, and therefore has minimal long-term data in comparison to alternatives such as gastric bypass.

The typical risks of undergoing anesthesia and having any type of surgery performed hold true for both of the above procedures.

What Post Bariatric Surgery Diet will I need to follow?

Your post-bariatric surgery diet will include three two-week phases. This process will guide you from an all liquid diet phase, to incorporating soft foods and eventually a more complete set of foods. More detailed guidelines, instructions and recommendations will be provided to you by your surgeon.

You can find quick access to high quality, doctor recommended post-bariatric surgery foods, drinks and supplements at our online store. We also provide our patients with a comprehensive support program, including education, support groups and even mentors, to guide you in your path towards weight loss success.

What is the Cost of Lap-Band Surgery in Pennsylvania?

How much does bariatric surgery cost in Pennsylvania? It depends on whether or not your insurance provider offers coverage. The good news is that most major insurance carriers do provide coverage for obese patients to receive weight loss surgery. If you do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to obtain coverage, we also offer several different financing plans.

What is the next step to change my life today?

Innovative SILS lap-band and gastric sleeve surgeries are both wonderful solutions, offering reduced pain and recovery time, virtually scarless results, and a new definition of minimally invasive which is unmatched with other types of procedures.

When you’re ready to take that first step towards changing your life, call the Tristate New York Bariatric Group team at 800.633.8446. We’ll be happy to answer any questions, and set you up with an initial consultation for Single Incision Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Pennsylvania.

Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories

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.