Dr. Naim introduces himself and explains if there is a difference between the REALIZE® band and the LAP-BAND®.
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Hello. I am Dr. Joseph Naim. I am a bariatric surgeon. I am a Board Certified, fellowship trained surgeon. My specialty is weight loss surgery. Actually, all of my practice is dedicated to weight loss surgery. The reason is that there’s an epidemic of obesity in America, and fortunately we have multiple options that we can provide the patients with in term of surgical weight loss. Basically, there are two different bands two different companies, but they do the same thing. I would tell to most of my patients that the risk and complication are the same, but they are welcome to go online and do research, but it is basically the same kind of system for weight loss.