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What Is a Lap Band Fill?

What Is a Lap Band Fill
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Lap band surgery is a minimally invasive and reversible option for weight loss. If you already have a lap band or if you’re considering having one. There are certain things you need to maintain such as having a lap band fill. Dr. Choi explains how it is done in detail.

What Is a Lap Band Fill?

Sometimes we still get patients who’ve had bands and they call us and they say “Can I get a lap band fill?” So what is a lap band fill? A fill is, this port is underneath the skin and what I need to do is I need to put a needle inside here and put saline fluid and what that does is fills these balloons pouches that are around the stomach and as you come in every six to eight weeks to get more liquid, the entrance to your stomach gets smaller and smaller because of the fills.