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East County Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009 6 years ago

Ranch hospital performs single-incision Lap-Band surgery

by: The Observer Staff

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center this morning became the first medical facility on the Suncoast to offer single-incision Lap-Band. Dr. Jose Erbella performed the procedure at the hospital.

This procedure is less invasive than most Lap-Band surgeries because it requires only a single incision through the belly button, which leaves the patient with little to no scar and a quicker recovery time. The Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System helps patients gradually lose and control their weight by reducing the amount of food a patient’s stomach can hold at one time.

For more information on the procedure, call Erbella’s office, 744-2700

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