Top Rate Doctors & Clinics Specializing in Lap-Band Surgery & Orbera Balloon Procedures

La-Band® Gastric Band

Lap-Band Surgery is a relatively safe and completely reversible procedure used for weight loss in moderate to severely obese patients. The LAP-BAND® Gastric Banding System procedure requires just one small incision through the umbilicus (your belly button). This ensures that there is almost no trace of the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. During the procedure, a band is placed across the upper portion of the stomach. The band is adjustable and also reversible (meaning the band can be removed). The surgery required to place the band involves only minimal incisions and therefore is a much less invasive and safer procedure than other weight loss surgery procedures, such as gastric bypass. Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery Video [2:19]


The LAP-BAND® System surgery is the procedure of choice for most patients who are candidates for weight loss surgery.


Orbera Gastric Balloon: Orbera™ has a 20-year history of clinical experience as a successful non-surgical weight loss solution Orbera is a 2-part weight loss system, that starts with placing a soft gastric balloon in your stomach to encourage portion control, and a one-year coaching program to help you keep the weight off. Orbera is a weight-loss system, which uses an intra-gastric balloon that occupies space in the stomach. The balloon is placed into the stomach through the mouth, using a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, while the patient is under mild sedation. Once in place, the balloon is filled with salt water (saline) so that it expands into a spherical shape. The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System takes up space in the stomach to help patients lose weight. The system is temporary and should be removed after 6 months. Obera™ Gastic Balloon Videos: Placement [0:37] & Removal [0:23].


The Orbera™ System surgery is the procedure of choice for most patients who are candidates for non-surgical weight loss procedures.

Obesity: Obesity is a leading cause of preventable death. It occurs when more calories are consumed than are needed. The excess is stored as fat. Obesity is a very common and serious health problem that causes or contributes to many medical conditions, which can be life threatening and cause premature death.

Minimally invasive surgery and balloon procedures should be considered as an option for weight loss when conservative treatments alone have failed. Conservative medical treatments of diet, exercise, medication for appetite suppression and behavior modification & psychological counseling should always be tried first.


Free Seminars: Prospective patients will learn details of the procedure including benefits, risks and expected results. In addition you will have an opportunity to have any of your questions answered and to interact with patients who have undergone the procedure. A variety of free educational materials are available at our seminars. Please feel free to bring friends or family members. This is an excellent educational experience for any prospective patient. Parking is free.

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Orbera™ Gastric Balloon


Gastric Banding Center - LAP-BAND and ORBERA: Lose weight safe and fast. Experienced Bariatric Surgeons. San Diego, California. The world renown Gastric Banding Center.

Gastric Banding Center: Located in San Diego, the Gastric Banding Medical Group is largest and most experienced outpatient gastric banding and gastric balloon weight loss center in California. We offer free consultations, and seminars to learn more about the LAP-BAND® and ORBERA™ weight loss procedures. Call NOW at 800-GBC-7103

Gastric Banding Center


CALIFORNIA - San Diego

Ronald Gertsch, MD

Michael Khalil, MD

Eufrocino Martinez, MD