lap band surgeryThe LAP-BAND® System is a statistically proven, effective treatment for morbid obesity that helps achieve long-term weight loss results.

While the band is an effective tool, its degree of effect is largely determined by the compliance on the part of the individual implementing the system. Lap band surgery patients can expect a gradual but steady weight loss over the first two years. Success is achievable when paired with lifestyle changes, support networks and frequent follow-ups.

In our practice, at 2 years post-op, excess weight loss is 67 percent following LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System. Average weight loss is 100 lbs. With Roux-en-y, excess weight loss is 73 percent and average weight loss is 125 lbs. LAP-BAND® System is a safe and effective surgical option, particularly for patients in the 35-45 BMI range.


gastric bypass 

surgeryGastric bypass is a statistically-proven, effective treatment procedure for morbid obesity. It helps achieve long-term weight loss results by reducing both the quantity of food intake and carbohydrate intolerance, and shortening caloric absorption duration.

Dr. Wellborn's patients who undergo Gastric Bypass lose an average of 72 percent of their excess weight in two years, and more importantly, keep it off. This weight reduction often results in either significant improvement or complete resolution of medical problems related to obesity.

Following Gastric Bypass surgery, patients lose weight rapidly for 6-9 months. Over the next 9-12 months weight loss slows down and by 18 months weight loss has usually stopped. Weight regain is not expected as long as patients remain committed to maintaining dietary guidelines, incorporate exercise into their new lifestyle and keep follow-up appointments.

Patient motivation is the key. Nationally and in our practice, patients achieve 72 percent excess weight loss at two years. This operation is particularly applicable for super-obese patients with a BMI higher than 50 with overall success rate being superior to that of the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System .

The RYGBP is a tool, not a miracle. An optimal result depends on lifestyle changes, support networks, and close follow-up in addition to the procedure itself.

The Wellborn Clinic bariatric surgery program proudly serves the Little Rock, AR area. To learn more about lap band surgery or gastric bypass, attend a free weight loss seminar today.