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Lap-Band® Surgery

Halifax Health will present a live online bariatric surgery on Monday, September 22 at 7 pm. Joel Sebastien, MD, FACS, a surgeon with East Coast Bariatrics, will perform a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, better known as a Lap-Band® surgery, while Harry Black, MD, FACS, answers audience questions.

During a Lap-Band procedure, surgeons use small incisions and long-shafted instruments to implant an inflatable silicone band into the patient's abdomen. The band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. It also creates a small outlet that slows the emptying process into the stomach and the intestines. As a result, patients experience an earlier sensation of fullness and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food. In turn, this results in weight loss.



Joel Sebastien

Joel Sebastien, MD, FACS

Harry Black

Harry Black, MD, FACS