For all you patients who underwent the LapBand procedure over the last year, I want to thank you for your great work! As you know, in November of 2009, we started doing Single Incison Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) Lap Bands. This is where the operation is done through a cut in the belly button, thereby creating less scarring. The lack of any visible scar is so good, that I have some patients where you can’t even tell they had an operation.
I went to Hokkaido, Japan in February to present our data on this procedure to the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). It was an honor to share our data on the excellent results our patients are having. Yes, we missed the earthquake by a week, and my heart goes out to all the people suffering from this incredible natural disaster.
It is my feeling that the SILS LapBand, when done safely, provides an excellent result with high patient satisfaction. I think that this “new technique” will eventually catch on with other surgeons as they see the positive results.