Working With Your LAP-BAND® Surgeon
Los Angeles, California
LAP-BAND® surgery will help you lose weight safely and effectively, while improving your quality of life.
Your LAP-BAND® Surgery Consultation
During your initial consultation with Dr. Carson Liu™, your surgical weight loss expectations will be discussed. Dr. Liu will conduct a thorough physical examination and outline the emotional changes you can expect following your procedure. The most innovative tools and latest information on the LAP-BAND procedure are always available at Dr. Liu's Los Angeles bariatric surgery offices.
Dr. Liu is a board-certified general surgeon and bariatric surgery specialist who can help you decide if the LAP-BAND® procedure is right for you. Dr. Liu has been recognized for his contributions to the fields of bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery. He lectures extensively on these topics and has performed over 2600 bariatric surgeries to date. The American Diabetes Foundation honored Dr. Liu, stating he "makes a difference in the lives of his patients through his commitment and care, which also clearly extends to his family and friends."
How Our Professional Team Supports You
Our professional support team includes dieticians and counselors experienced in assisting you on your weight loss journey. Our team will quickly become your team, offering strategies for transitioning to a healthier lifestyle that include a new, nutritious diet, regular exercise and a more positive outlook on life.
After your LAP-BAND® procedure, safe, steady weight loss can be maintained by attending follow-up appointments with Dr. Liu and following his dietary recommendations closely. The right diet assists with healing and nutrition, and helps to avoid unnecessary complications.
Dr. Liu will monitor your diet and exercise plan, track your weight loss, and offer support for dietary challenges. His popular Conscious Eating Bariatric Program is an effective group therapy program that helps you develop a healthy relationship with food.
More about Diet after the LAP-BAND® Procedure
Dr. Liu may recommend protein powder, vitamins and other dietary supplements. Protein is especially necessary to achieve proper healing and nutrition. Your new, smaller stomach pouch holds just four to six ounces of food, making it more difficult to get all the protein you need. Additionally, protein is not stored in the body and must be replenished for good health. Women need 50 to 60 grams of protein each day; men require 60 to 70 grams.
Is the LAP-BAND® procedure in your future? It can be, when you contact Dr. Liu in Los Angeles, California to learn more about surgical weight loss.