Do you struggle to lose weight? Would you like to take control off your weight? You can lose excess pounds with gastric banding.
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III has 20 years 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?
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 Shedding 220 Pounds Thanks to LAP-BAND Surgery
The Benefits of LAP-BAND
Adjustable and CustomizableLAP-BAND surgery can be fully customized. If a patient is not losing enough weight, we can make adjustments in the office to alter the stomach size as needed. These adjustments can be made as long as the gastric band is in place, which means years of individualized care.
A Fully Reversible Weight Loss SurgeryRather than removing or altering part of the digestive tract like gastric bypass surgery, the LAP-BAND procedure simply involves temporarily restricting part of the stomach. The gastric band can be removed with ease, and even revised into other bariatric surgery procedures if needed.
Long-Term Weight Loss ResultsWhen combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, a LAP-BAND yields dramatic results. Patients who struggled with being overweight will be able to achieve a more ideal weight. Gastric banding also helps treat comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
Backed by Over 25 Years of clinical evidence
A Patient's Testimonial
"Thank you, Dr. Cribbins, for making my Christmas wish come true. For many years I have wanted to visit my family in California for Christmas, but I have not been able to do so because I did not fit in an airplane seat. I have lost 325 pounds thanks to having weight loss surgery with you. I was able to fly home this Christmas and see my family! Not only did I fit in an airplane seat, I fit in a coach seat. Thank you for the life-changing surgery! I can now go anywhere I want and not worry if I will fit in a seat on a plane, at the movies, in a restaurant, or ANYWHERE else. I have my life back, and I am loving my life again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" James Kelly - 5 Star Google Review - 2020
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:
Answering All Your Questions The Information You Need
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, Dr. Cribbins and his 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
Five-Star Reviews Advanced Bariatric Surgery in Plano, TX
I couldn’t ask for a better doctor. Dr. Cribbins is the way to go if you are looking to have bariatric surgery. The process was made so easy.Read More Google Reviews
Wonderful people, great nurses, awesome doctor!! It has been a pleasurable visit with each appointment. I feel the love and care from the moment I step foot in the door. The explanations and conversations with Dr. Cribbins nearly always answers any questions that I may want to ask before I even think of one.Read More Google Reviews
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 and his 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:
Alanna's Transformation Losing 120 Pounds Remedied Her Fertility Issues
LAP-BAND is a minimally invasive laparoscopic or Da Vinci surgery that is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in less than an hour, with most patients returning home the same day.
The LAP-BAND Procedure What to Expect
One Operation Can Change Your Life
"Warm and Very Personable."
This office is the best all the way around. Staff is wonderful, friendly, and professional. Dr. Cribbins is the awesome, very calm, and relaxed. He answers ANY question that you may have and your concerns. Very good bed manner. I recommend him to everybody that is looking at surgery or any kind of weight loss.Read More Google Reviews
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Cribbins! He is warm and very personable. He takes time to answer all of your questions and concerns thoughtfully. Barbara, his medical assistant, is very helpful. Returning all of my phone calls and providing follow up to me promptly and professionally. His entire staff is spectacular!! You will be treated like an individual here and not just another patient. You won’t fall through the cracks or be forgotten here. Highly recommend!Read More Google Reviews
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.
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.
Full-Service LAP-BAND Aftercare FILLS AND CHECKUPS BY AN EXPERIENCED DOCTOR
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 will perform fills himself. In fact, he's performed more than 10,000 gastric band fills in 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.