Any wound is susceptible to infection, but infections are rare. The hospital staff takes every precaution to avoid this problem. The patient receives antibiotics after surgery.
All surgeries have a certain level of risk; obesity raises the level of risk during any surgery. Lap Band surgery is the least invasive bariatric surgery available, and any risks are greatly reduced with a team of experienced bariatric surgeons such as ours. Overall, this procedure has a risk level that is equal to an appendectomy or gall bladder removal.
When a patient arrives at Hospital Del Prado for surgery, there are a few steps they will go through in the check in process. These steps involve: preoperative tests (labs, EKG, med history, and Physical), a meeting with Dr. Kuri to discuss any questions or concerns, registration into the hospital, and settling into private suites. We understand that the patient has been fasting and will do our best to get the labs drawn […]
Yes, a huge advantage over other types of bariatric surgeries.
The surgical procedure is minimally invasive—described as a “keyhole” surgery—with minimal pain. You will be given pain medication for any discomfort you may experience.
You will have four to six, 1 to 1.5 inch incisions.
The surgery itself takes 25 minutes. Including the anesthesiologist’s time, the lap band procedure lasts about an hour. In most cases, you will be up and walking about 5-6 hours after.
Yes, You will need a valid passport to travel to and from Mexico for surgery.
ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: For the latest entry requirements, visit the Embassy of Mexico’s website or contact the Embassy of Mexico at 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, telephone (202) 736-1600, or any Mexican consulate in the United States.
Since March 1, 2010, all U.S. citizens – including children – have been […]
No matter how many food plans you try, healthy or unhealthy, there are some fundamental things you must know in order to be successful in a weight loss program that, believe it or not, have nothing to do with food.
1. Readiness- Are you ready to make change in your life right now?
In order to have true lifelong weight loss experience, you have to commit to trading your old habits in for a new healthier lifestyle. […]
The Lap Band is meant to provide long-term weight loss through a permanent reduction in your capacity to eat large portions. You will feel comfortably full with a small amount of food. Laparoscopic placement of an adjustable gastric band around the stomach creates a small upper pouch in which food is funneled slowly through a narrowed passage into the large lower portion of the stomach where digestion takes place in a normal fashion. Due to […]