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The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program represents a standard of excellence in the assessment, treatment and ongoing care of adjustable gastric banding patients. If you are interested in this life-changing procedure, you can be sure that LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System surgeons and their teams are highly trained in weight loss (bariatric) surgery. And, they are all dedicated to successfully treating your unique needs and concerns with respect and dignity.

The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program, developed by Allergan and based on the worldwide experience with the LAP-BAND® System, is a comprehensive set of clinical and operational "best practices". What does this mean for you, the patient? It means that your LAP-BAND® System Bariatric team can access the LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ tools they need to give you the best care, information and support possible, anywhere. These tools are designed to support surgeons and patients throughout the lifestyle and body image transformation, from your first contact with the front desk to your day in the operating room and ultimately to your long-term weight loss success.

With the help of the LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program, Dr. Kaplan’s experienced healthcare team is able to support your every step along your weight loss journey with the LAP-BAND® System.

They will help you with important areas such as:

  • Establishing your goals and expectations
  • Preparing for your surgical procedure
  • Explaining the importance of integrating diet, exercise, and the ongoing support of those close to you in a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes the LAP-BAND® System
  • Outlining the dietary recommendations
  • Support both before and after surgery, to help you successfully maintain your ongoing lifestyle changes

Meet Dr. Kaplan's LAP-BAND System Surgical and Clinical Staff Teams. View a comprehensive list of surgical procedures performed by Dr. Kaplan. .