Do you struggle to lose weight? Would you like to take control of your health? You may be able to lose excess pounds with gastric banding.
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III has decades of experience providing safe, customizable, and effective weight loss with the LAP-BAND® system.
Learn how a visit to the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, can change your life for the better.
About LAP-BAND Surgery - How Does It Work?
Over 1,000,000 people worldwide have chosen the Lap-Band Program. Lap-Band is the least invasive of the weight-loss surgeries.
An Adjustable Silicone Band
LAP-BAND is short for laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. The device itself is an inflatable silicone band. During the procedure, the gastric band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, which helps reduce the size of the stomach. Food fills the upper stomach pouch and then proceeds to the rest of the stomach for normal digestion.
A smaller stomach pouch means you will feel full faster than usual. Reducing the sensation of hunger between meals can be an immense help in adopting a healthier diet. As a result, the gastric band reduces daily calorie consumption for safe, rapid loss of excess weight.
Patricia's Transformation 220 Pounds Lighter Thanks to LAP-BAND Surgery
Take the First Step Toward a Positive Change
Losing weight and keeping it off can be a challenge. LAP-BAND surgery can help you control feelings of hunger and limit your daily calorie intake. Dr. Cribbins can also adjust the gastric band when needed to help you achieve your long-term health and weight loss goals.
Dr. Cribbins is also one of very few doctors in DFW with an in-house LAP-BAND fill program with a fluoroscopy machine (an imaging machine that shows a continuous X-ray image) for quick and easy band adjustments.
Dr. Cribbins has been in practice since 2001 and is proud to be affiliated with:
- The American Board of Surgery
- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- The American College of Surgeons (ACS)
If you would like to find out if gastric banding is right for you, contact our Plano, TX, practice online or call our office at:
"I Feel I Got My Life Back"
This office and staff is so amazing who stood out to me the most was Kwyonnica. She was the first voice I heard when inquiring about this surgery and she was so kind and comforting. My doctor was Dr. Chen and he was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end he made me and my family feel comfortable with my decision. He always made himself available even around the time he was having life altering situation, a beautiful baby boy. I think the baby brought me good luck my surgery was so smooth very minimal pain and I feel I got my life back. Thank you, thank you, thank you…..View on Google
My first appointment here with Dr. Chen I told him about the other 2 times I have tried to get this surgery and he said well this time we will get it done! And now my surgery is tomorrow and I cannot be more excited. When I first met Dr. Chen I knew he was the Dr for me. He is super nice, helpful and very cheerful! He listened and answered all of my questions/concerns. Explained my different options to me and helped me pick the surgery that I feel will work best for me. I highly recommend this place and Dr. Chen. The office staff are very helpful as well, they answered my questions and have kept me updated on the process. I couldn't be happier with this place!!View on Google
Answering All Your Questions
There is a lot of misinformation about LAP-BAND surgery out there. During your visit to the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, Drs. Cribbins, Chen, and the team will be sure to provide detailed answers to any questions you have about gastric banding or any weight loss surgery.
Kawona's Transformation LAP-BAND Helped Her Lose 170 Pounds
Schedule a LAP-BAND Consultation
Gastric banding may be what you need to overcome weight issues and lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. Dr. Cribbins, Dr. Chen, and the staff are here to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in LAP-BAND surgery, contact the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery online or call our Plano, TX, practice at:
"Outstanding in every way! Communication, follow up, all of it…"
- Al Norman - 5 Star Google Review - 2023
LAP-BAND is an ultra-minimally invasive Da Vinci surgery that is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in less than an hour, with most patients returning home the same day. It is backed by over 25 years of clinical evidence.
The LAP-BAND Procedure What to Expect
One Operation Can Change Your Life
Alanna's Transformation Losing 120 Pounds Remedied Her Fertility Issues
Life After LAP-BAND Surgery
The Post-Op DietIn the first two weeks after LAP-BAND surgery, you will be on a liquid-only diet. In the third week after surgery, pureed foods can be eaten. In the fourth week, you can begin eating soft textured foods with no lumps. By weeks five and six, soft solid foods can be reintroduced into your diet, but they must be chewed thoroughly and savored.
Initial Weight LossIn the first month or two after getting a LAP-BAND, you'll notice a dramatic reduction in your weight thanks to the post-op diet and reduced calorie consumption. The early rate of weight loss will slow down as your body adjusts to the changes in your dietary habits.
Long-Term Weight LossTo achieve your long-term wellness goals after getting a LAP-BAND, you'll need to commit yourself to meaningful lifestyle changes. That means exercise, eating healthy, and other smart habits. It can be a lot of work, but Dr. Cribbins and his staff are here to lend our support.
Full-Service LAP-BAND Aftercare FILLS AND CHECKUPS BY EXPERIENCED DOCTORS
After getting a LAP-BAND at the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, patients can return to the practice for any necessary aftercare, maintenance, and adjustments. This will help ensure long-term health goals are reached, and that your LAP-BAND is always meeting your needs.
Dr. Cribbins, Dr. Chen, and nurse practitioner Mickey Patel will perform fills themselves. In fact, they have performed more than 10,000 gastric band fills in over 20 years. Our office has its own in-house fluoroscopy machine for fast and easy band adjustments.
Fills are affordable at just $250 and patients from other surgeons are welcome.
LAP-BAND Fills Why Do I Need Them?
A LAP-BAND fill involves the injection of saline into the band. This adjusts the fit of the band and can improve the overall results of the weight loss surgery. During the first year, LAP-BAND patients may need three or more fills to find the right fit. After the first year, fills and adjustments are only needed about once or twice a year.
More Five-Star Reviews Advanced Bariatric Surgery in Plano, TX
Dr. Chen is amazing and truly cares about his patients. He is invested in your total health and treats you as an individual with specific needs. He is a rare gem in the medical field these days and clearly loves what he does. Highly recommended him and his staff.View on Google
Dr. Chen is simply amazing. He explains everything in plain terms. He’s very patient and supportive. I totally believe in myself because he believed in me. I highly recommend Dr. Chen for those complex bariatric surgeries.View on Google