LAP-BAND Weight Loss Surgery Now Available as Outpatient Procedure from Surgery Group of Grand Island

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Surgery Group of Grand Island, Nebraska are now performing LAP-BAND System weight loss surgery as an outpatient procedure.

Dr. Steven Schneider and Dr. Brant Luebbe, Board Certified Surgeons with Surgery Group of Grand Island, are now performing LAP-BAND System weight loss surgery as an outpatient procedure at the Grand Island Surgery Center, 3610 Richmond Circle, in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Offering LAP-BAND as an outpatient surgery at Grand Island Surgery Center provides patients with an expanded choice of locations. Until now, Dr. Schneider and Dr. Luebbe have performed LAP-BAND exclusively at Saint Francis Medical Center, and will continue to do so as both an inpatient and outpatient procedure.

“Offering the LAP-BAND System on an outpatient basis at the Grand Island Surgery Center results in significant cost savings for the patient by eliminating the traditional hospital stay,” said Dr. Brant Luebbe. “That makes the procedure more accessible for those who qualify.” Patients must meet certain qualifications to be eligible for the outpatient option.

LAP-BAND is a surgically-implanted gastric banding system that reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold at one time, causing the patient to feel fuller faster and stay full longer to promote steady weight loss. The system does not require cutting or stapling the stomach, and can be adjusted as the patient progresses. Patients receiving the LAP-BAND system are typically at least 100 pounds overweight, or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more with certain health factors, and have been unsuccessful with traditional diet and exercise weight loss approaches.

Surgery Group of Grand Island was founded in 1999, and includes four surgeons who are Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and Fellows in the American College of Surgeons. Services include surgical cancer treatments, breast cancer surgery, gallbladder removal, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, pediatric surgery, weight loss surgery, aesthetic and body contouring procedures, and more.

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