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Suite 340
Tampa, FL 33613
Office: (813) 971-2470

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Dr. Dietrick Offers Lap Band Surgery for Patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland and Throughout Florida

lap bandThe adjustable gastric band is an inflatable plastic ring that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach.  It is connected by tubing to a reservoir that is positioned under the skin on the abdominal wall. This reservoir or “port” can be filled with fluid (saline) to change the size of the opening of the ring.  By gradually narrowing the size of the opening, smaller amounts of food will reduce your hunger and satisfy your appetite.

The adjustable gastric band is performed with a laparoscope, using tiny incisions to place long instruments into the abdomen to complete the operation. The laparoscopic approach has the advantage of less post-operative pain, a shortened hospital stay and quicker recovery. The Lap Band operation has significantly fewer severe complications when compared to other forms of weight loss surgery. There is also a very low risk of nutritional deficiencies when opting for the gastric band.

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3000 Medical Park Drive
Suite 340
Tampa, FL 33613
Office: (813) 971-2470
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