Lose Weight Safelywith LAP-BAND®.

Based here and the BEST here! We provide all pre-op and post-op services relevant to your weight loss journey in-house by board certified surgeons residing and practicing in the DFW community. Actual surgeries are carried out in a local surgical facility.
We don't use itinerant surgeons and all our doctors are all fellows of FASMBS as fellows of their speciality college. 

The Lap-Band® System

Adjustable gastric banding, occasionally described as the LAP-BAND® system, is a minimally invasive weight management surgical procedure. It is commonly an outpatient treatment, with a recovery time of about one week. 
The flexible band is positioned around the top section of the stomach restricting the amount of food that will travel through it, consequently assisting the individual in attaining weight loss. 
The LAP-BAND® treatment does not require any sort of re-routing of the anatomy, or any type of stapling. This will leave the patient with a gentler recovery duration than other kinds of weight reduction surgery.

LAP-BAND® patients lose an average of 60% excess weight in the first 5 years. Join over 860,000 happy clients who chose the LAP-BAND® System. Book a consultation to learn how LAP-BAND® can help change your life!*

* Results vary from Person to Person

Benefits to the LAP-BAND® System

A more gentle recovery than other kinds of weight loss surgeries.


Minimal Trauma

● Least invasive surgical procedure● No intestinal re-routing● No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel● Small incisions and minimal scarring● Reduced pain, shorter hospital stay and recovery period

With no cutting, stapling or stomach re-routing involved in the LAP-BAND System procedure, it is widely regarded the least traumatic of weight loss surgeries. The laparoscopic approach offers the advantages of reduced post-operative pain, shortened hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.

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What Our Patients Say

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When I made the decision to get Lap Band® I wasn't just doing it for myself, but for my daughter as well. What I didn't consider is how much it would dramatically change our lives for the better. Not only do I feel like myself again for the first time in years, but I have gained the tools I so badly needed for a better and healthier lifestyle that will last a life time. From an outsiders perspective lap band may seem like an easy fix, but this journey takes a strong person. This isn't another crash diet. Lap Band® has taught me how to be dedicated to being a healthy person, and how to put my unhealthy habits to bed once and for all. Lap band has restored my confidence and shown me that I am worth a new beginning and a better future! It seemed like such a long road, so many trials ahead of me when I decided to embark on this journey to a better ME... But it is by far the best decision that I have ever made for myself and for my child. Everyone deserves to feel whole, happy and complete, and with lap band I can now genuinely say that's exactly what I am.... HAPPY!

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About Dr. Adam Smith, DO, FACOS, FASMBS

Dr. Adam Smith fights obesity on a personal and professional level. He is not just a bariatric surgeon, but also a patient.

After watching his patients and their success with the LAP-BAND® system, Dr. Smith chose to undergo LAP-BAND® surgery in 2002 to aid in his own personal weight loss. After losing 100 pounds himself, Dr. Smith was able to relate to patients and their everyday struggles. This knowledge has helped him develop one of the most comprehensive aftercare programs in North Texas. Dr. Smith has led the battle on many different fronts by standing up for the rights of the obese population.
In 2010, he was appointed as a spokesperson by the Obesity Action Coalition and Allergan as part of the Voice my C.H.O.I.C.E. campaign. This campaign gave Dr. Smith the opportunity to speak to congressional representatives about his experience with obesity, and the policy reform he would like to see. He continues to advocate for obesity by devoting some of this time as the President of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons for 2013. This honor helps Dr. Smith keep obesity and its related diseases in the forefront of discussions and policies amongst his peers. Dr. Smith has been a surgical trainer for Allergan’s LAP-BAND® system for years. He trained many surgeons from across the country, and now is a surgical trainer for the new iBand. Topics such as obesity, the LAP-BAND® system, as well as business and marketing techniques have been lectured internationally by Dr. Smith.

Our other esteemed surgeons:
● Richard Novack MD, FACS● Dr. Robert Snow D.O., FACOS, FASMBS● Dr. Jay Roberts DO, FACOS

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Additional Services


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DFW's Best Weight Loss Surgeons

All pre-op and post-op services relevant to your weight loss journey are provided in-house by board certified surgeons who reside and practice in the DFW community. We provide actual surgeries in a surgical facility.
We don't use itinerant surgeons. Our doctors are all fellows of FASMBS, as fellows of their speciality college.

Available Insurances

Most insurance is accepted. Please call to verify if you have bariatric benefits.

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  • How long can you leave LAP-BAND® in?

    The band can always be left in. With a proper aftercare program, a healthy lifestyle and exercise the band is highly effective.
  • Who qualifies for LAP-BAND® surgery?

    Generally, candidates for LapBand® have a body mass index over 40 kg/m2, or are more than 45 kilograms over their ideal body weight. LapBand® can be performed on a person with a BMI of 35-40 kg/m2 if there are problematic medical conditions that are weight-related, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes.
  • How fast do you lose weight after LAP-BAND® surgery?

    It is possible to get down to your ideal weight following gastric banding. Most patients lose about half of their excess weight following gastric banding, and they lose it slowly and steadily, about one to two pounds per week.
  • Can you get LAP-BAND® if you aren't obese?

    The FDA has approved expanded use of Lap-Band® adjustable gastric banding system for adults who have a BMI between 30 and 40 and at least one obesity-related comorbidity condition.
  • Can you be too obese for LAP-BAND® surgery?

    Obesity can make surgery more challenging. If you or a loved one are overweight or obese and planning to have surgery, you should be aware that excess weight can put you at risk for certain side effects and complications. These can result from the surgery itself, or from the anesthesia you may need during your surgery.
  • How can I get my insurance to pay for my LAP-BAND® surgery?

    Most major insurance companies will require: Proof that surgery or medical intervention is medically necessary. Your surgeon can help provide your medical history and documentation of your weight-related health problems.

Where Can You Get Your First Consultation?

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Feel free to contact the doctor if you need more information or wish to schedule your first consultation.


2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 560Fort Worth, TX 76102
Medical Offices Building at Texas Health Presbyterian4370 Medical Arts Drive Suite 105Flower Mound, TX 75028
Healthcare Associates of Texas Building6161 Highway 161 Suite 320Irving, TX 75063


Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pmFriday: 8 am - 12 noonLunch: 12 pm - 1 pm



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