Proper nutrition and adjustment of the band is a vital part of your long term success with the Lap Band. Please read through the information below carefully and feel free to contact our office at anytime if you ever have any questions.
Correct and sensitive adjustment of the Lap Band is imperative for weight loss and the long-term success of the procedure. Adjustments (also called “fills”) may be performed using an X-ray fluoroscope so that the radiologist may assess the placement of the band, the port and the tubing that runs between the port and the band. The patient is given a small cup of liquid that contains a radio-opaque fluid similar to barium-clear or white. When swallowed, the fluid is clearly shown on X-ray and is watched as it travels down the esophagus and through the restriction caused by the band. The radiologist is then able to see the level of restriction in the band and to assess if there are potential or developing issues of concern. Learn More »
Our goal is that you eat about a third of what you used to. Always try to choose good quality foods. The Lap Band decides the quantity, you decide the quality. We want you enjoying food and living life to the fullest by reaching your goal and staying there. Remember, you are not alone. We have a nutritionist to help you and a team of professionals that will be with you every step of the way during your weight loss journey. Learn More »
A common occurrence for banded patients is regurgitation of non-acidic swallowed food from the upper pouch, commonly known as PB’ing (Productive Burping). This is not to be considered normal. The patient should consider eating less, eating more slowly, or chewing their food more thoroughly. Occasionally, the narrow passage into the larger / lower part of the stomach may become blocked by a large portion of unchewed or unsuitable foodstuff. Learn More »
Obesity Control Center is a leading provider of Tijuana weight loss surgery procedures. Led by Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez, the practice provides excellent surgical and post-operative care to patients who wish to obtain a healthy weight. Procedures offered at the practice include Mexico gastric sleeve surgery, Lap Band, secondary weight loss surgery and gastric bypass in Mexico.