Lap-Band Orange County provider Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center provides weight loss surgery performed by board-certified doctors. Also known as a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, the Lap-Band is an inflatable silicone device made from bio-compatible material.
The surgery is minimally invasive, a one hour surgery right in Orange County that involves no stomach cutting or stapling
The Lap-Band is attached to the top portion of the stomach via a small camera in order to reduce stomach size and contribute to gradual weight loss
You might qualify for a Lap-Band procedure in Orange County if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. If your BMI is slightly lower, you may still qualify if you suffer from a secondary condition that is caused by obesity, like hypertension. The Lap-Band procedure, which has been FDA-approved since 2001, might be a good option for you if you’ve been unable to lose weight through a regular diet and exercise regimen or if you’ve been obese for several years. By taking a step to reduce obesity, you also decrease your risk of suffering from strokes, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease.
To prepare for the surgery, your Lap-Band Orange County surgeon at CVOSC will talk to you about the potential risks and side effects. You’ll also be armed with a plan detailing what you can eat in the days leading up to your procedure and the following weeks. You’ll likely follow a liquid-only diet initially, followed by a step-by-step shift to healthy solid foods in a period of about six weeks. Your surgeon will talk with you about which foods will help you to lose weight successfully, such as lean cuts of protein, fresh vegetables and fruits, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. If you live with family members, be prepared to eat different foods at first, followed by smaller portions than everyone else as your recovery progresses.
After the Lap-Band is placed with the use of general anesthesia, the pouch that it creates holds about a half cup of food. This is a significant difference from the average stomach, which holds 12 times more food. This stomach size change helps you to become accustomed to eating smaller portions and causes you to feel full sooner from smaller amounts of food. Saline is added or removed to tighten or loosen the band, which is added through a thin tube that leads to an access port placed under your skin in the initial surgery. The band will be continually adjusted by your Orange County Lap-Band surgeon throughout the process as you lose weight or experience difficulties like plateaued weight loss or sickness.
You’ll experience gradual weight loss over the next several months. Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center’s Orange County Lap-Band procedure is not a quick fix for obesity, and instead requires a lifestyle change encompassing exercise and healthy eating choices. While the changes you need to make can be overwhelming, the Lap-Band offered at the Orange County center offers a quicker recovery and fewer complications compared to other types of weight loss surgery options.
Make sure to tell trusted friends and family members about the Lap-Band procedure ahead of time so that you are able to rely on some help. Your loved ones can check in on you and help you to prepare food or broths and can also assist with light cleaning. Talking to others about the procedure can also serve as an emotional support network that will keep you motivated and on-track in the coming months. If you know of anyone who has also taken part in the Lap-Band procedure, you can share successes and motivation along the way.
The surgeons at Crown Valley Surgical Center regularly perform surgery in an outpatient facility. We boast some of the most qualified surgeons in the cosmetic surgery field, and we complement their skills with technologically advanced surgical equipment. Trusting your health and self image to just any doctor isn’t easy, but Crown Valley Surgical Center provides trusted care to each and every one of our patients.
When it comes to exploring a Lap Band in Orange County, you want a surgeon who is board certified and experienced in that exact type of procedure. Not only are our surgeons experienced, but they also take a personalized and individualized approach to each patient. You can trust that the doctor you have at our center will work hard to understand your weight issue and take an interest in helping you to get to a healthy weight.
I agree the care and people are great. However, their management tricked me into an out of network surgery. After repeatedly making it clear that I wanted all aspects of the surgery to be in network with UHC, they booked my surgery on a day when the facility switches to a different business entity called Minimally Invasive Surgical Center. So, a simple hemorrhoid procedure that normally bills for under 3K within network was billexto my insurance for 62.5k. Of course they had me pay $1,400 out of pocket just before performing yhe surgery and also had me sign numerous documents right before the procedure. If I would have received these forms, particularly the one that stated that I knew it was an out of network provider, I would have never signed it. The owner of Minimally Invasive called me on the phone when I was still plannibg the surgery to try to talk me into accepting performing out of network in exchange for some cash discount. I tefused but he still set it up as out of network without my consent. I am extremely dissapointed in these people who now refuse to re-pricess the claim. Beware of what day your surgery takes place and make sure to get all forms well ahead of your procedure date. Soecially those related to payment and claim type, or you might end up with a very expensive surprise. This is the stuff of crooks.
5 stars is not good enough for how amazing these people are! Had my producer done here on 4/23/2021 with Dr. Syn. The whole process from beginning to end was pretty great (yes... the surgery process that everyone hates). The surgery center was clean and everyone had their stuff together from the moment I parked in the check-in spot, till check-out. I can never say enough about the nurses, they are the kindest people and I am so thankful to have had them there. Even though I’ve never met them before, they made me feel at ease and we’re just kind humans ❤️Definitely recommend 🤙🏼
Definitely recommend, fast easy process. They make sure your well informed on whats happening, and if your nervous they’ll talk to you about stuff that makes you happy, especially helped when i was getting my IV.
A couple of weeks ago my mother had a bad experience at this center. She overheard the nurses making rude comments about a patient.I felt very uncomfortable going threw my procedure after what I herd.Very unprofessional attitude, please avoid this place I made the mistake of coming here.
I saw Dr. Shad after my aunt recommended me to him for back pain. I had pretty bad back pain for a young adult. Upon the first appointment he felt my injury and immediately identified the area in pain and explained everything to me. My back is doing great now and I am able to go back for tissue work when needed. Never had more confidence in a doctor then I do with Dr. Shad, definitely recommend!
I just had a procedure done here this morning. The center is very clean and orderly. The nurses were so friendly and kind, it was like talking to a friend. The anesthesiologist had great bedside manner and was honestly the nicest one I’ve ever met. Dr. Jenkins is very sweet and made sure I felt comfortable and informed. She is always very bubbly and makes you feel at ease. Really great people at this place! Highly recommend if you are needing a procedure done.
I have had a number of procedures done. The staff are amazing they took such good care of me. Dr. Ding communicates on a real level.Highly recommend this crew if you ever need surgery they are equipped for
My wife had surgery at your Facility. Dr Tony Mork was the surgeon. We were very impressed with your neat little surgery center. We got very personal care.. Thinking back 10 months when she had surgery we still remember well 😊
The morning admittance gal who was friendly , knowledgeable and put my nervousness about surgery at ease helped me fill out the necessary forms for surgery. The next nurse prepped me for surgery and explained what would be happening. Again,very personable, organized, and knowledgeableAnother nurse came over and told me she would be helping the doctor in surgery and again explained what was going on. Friendly The orthopedic surgeon came in and spine to me about the surgery also kind and caring. Then surgery was over and I was again met with a kind nurse to help me adjust to waking up. This may all sound very routine to who ever reads this but surgery is Not, routine and it is damm scary to the patient and their families. To be taken care of by friendly, kind caring and knowledgeable staff is so important. My husband And I are grateful for the entire team here at Crown Valley Surgical. Thank you, Barbara and Jeff tatro