Lap Band is the new solution to obesity and it is less invasive. The use a laparoscopic method so there is only a little incision in the abdomen. This method is also about 10 times safer than the Gastric bypass. If you're thinking the only way to be in shape is to get a surgery, then this is the safer option. At Woodlands Lap band, you can visit and meet with the doctors. There is a free weekly seminar to find out more about this procedure. Call them because sitting is limited.