How do I know if I qualify for gastric banding?

The Lap Band is FDA approved if you are at least 18 years of age, have a BMI of at least 30, have a history of being overweight and made some attempts at weight-loss. If you meet these general criteria, you may be qualified to have the Lap Band procedure performed at one of our surgery centers. While a medical evaluation is still required, you can try our BMI Calculator to learn what general category applies to your current weight and height. You can also give us a call today at 1-800-324-2694 to speak with an experienced specialist regarding your BMI and any relating circumstances relating to other important factors such as age, weight and insurance coverage.

  • Can You Lower Your High Blood Pressure with the Lap Band?

    What You Need to Know About Hypertension & Weight Loss Surgery

    If you’re struggling with your weight, there’s a good chance you are at risk for or experiencing high blood pressure. One out of three American adults have hypertension, and more than two-thirds of adults in our country are overweight or obese. Think there might be some pretty big overlap in that group? You’d be right.

  • What’s for Dinner with the Lap Band?

    A Look at What Foods I Eat on My Lap Band Diet

    A lot of us who have had weight problems over the years have a love/hate relationship with food. We love all kinds of delicious foods, but we hate what eating too much of it does to us. When I got the Lap Band nine years ago, I was sick of what the food I enjoyed (too much) was doing to my health, and I was tired of constantly trying to lose the weight, keep it off…and failing.

    Will you feel deprived?

  • The Fuzzy Slippers Workout and Other Easy Ways to Be Active

    Putting More Movement into Every Day with the Lap Band

    Being active when you’re trying to lose weight doesn’t have to mean running a marathon, pumping iron or taking aerobics every day. Although, now that you are taking off the pounds with the Lap Band, it’s certainly possible those things may be in your future. But to get started, put on your fuzzy slippers.