With no cutting or stapling of the stomach, lap-banding places an adjustable band around the upper stomach. Once in position, the band is inflated with saline through a port which is secured to your abdominal wall. This creates a small stomach pouch that reduces the amount of food that your stomach can hold at one time. This helps you gradually lose weight by creating a feeling of fullness with small amounts of food.

Results of Adjustable Gastric Banding

  • Patients lose up to 50 percent of excess weight over three to five years.
  • Weight loss should be steady and progressive.
  • You should have no restrictive symptoms (heartburn, vomiting, discomfort, excessive difficulty eating a wide range of foods).

Anna R. Ibele, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Anna Ibele is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Following this she completed a surgical residency at the University of ... Read More

Specialties:

Bariatric Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Surgery, General

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center 801-587-3856
University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
801-585-2521
University Hospital
Bariatric Surgery, Clinic 5
801-587-3856

Ellen H. Morrow, MD

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Morrow completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and has significant experience in esophageal surgery and diagnosis of pathophysiology. She has performed a high volume of laparoscopic procedures for reflux, paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. Dr. Morrow is certified in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, with experience in laparosc... Read More

Specialties:

Bariatric Surgery, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
801-581-2765
University Hospital
Bariatric Surgery, Clinic 5
801-587-3856

Eric T. Volckmann, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Volckmann specializes in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Volckmann received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Scho... Read More

Rebecca M. Kohler, PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Rebecca Kohler, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant and works in Bariatric and General Surgery at the University Hospital. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah and completed her undergraduate degree at Alma College in Michigan. As a part of her undergraduate education, she studied abroad in both... Read More

Specialties:

Physician Assistant, Surgery, General, Bariatric Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
801-587-3856
University Hospital
Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
801-581-2121
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, Utah 84009
Map
801-213-4500