How The LAP-BAND Works

Diets don’t work.  Diets are based on a simple formula – eat less and you lose weight, but when you get off the diet, more often than not, you regain the weight and even more. That is because the body is designed to avoid starvation, and every diet you go on your body believes you are starving.

The laparoscopic adjustable band reverses this trend. It fools a very primitive part of your brain, the hypothalmus, into thinking that you have had more food than you had. So no metabolic slow down, and it allows your storage to be used as fuel (accelerates fat loss but not at the expense of your muscle mass).

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit

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