C-Arm for LapBand Fills in our office


The C-arm device is a video x-ray fluoroscopy-guided tool. It assists us to more accurately and scientifically perform your LapBand adjustments. LapBand adjustments are an important component of successful weight loss and the more accurate we can be the better the weight loss result. We also use the C-arm to teach you how to change eating habits to suit your surgery.

In addition to finding the optimal fill for you, the C-arm can evaluate the band position and pouch anatomy. The device also examines for any abnormalities that may have developed, such as a hiatal hernia, esophageal dilation or other complications. The C-arm also makes it possible to more easily access difficult ports, making the adjustment process quicker and more comfortable.


If you think there may be a problem with your bariatric surgery, the C-arm is an excellent tool to determine if you have complications related to ALL of the weight loss surgeries. We also use the C-arm for intragastric balloon placement and to diagnose GERD or acid reflux/heartburn.

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From Dr. Robert Cywes's Blog

Weight Loss Testimonials and Tips

Jackie: LAP-BAND Success

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Apr 19, 2009
I've lost 115 lbs.- This was the best decision of my life - I'm no longer a med-dependent diabetic. I can say I'm healthy and very happy - I am able to do things I've never been able to do!
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Sue: LAP-BAND Success

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on May 19, 2009
For as long as I can remember, I have been on a diet. Cabbage soup, cookies, starvation - nothing ever seemed enough or made me want to stay on it long term. Just over a year ago, I discovered the.
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Gastric Band Surgery for Obese Children

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Jun 04, 2009
Obesity tends to run in families. Oftentimes, children of overweight or obese parents will find themselves suffering from the same weight problems as their parents did before them.
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