About Our Center

The Center for Advanced and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, located in Bloomington, Indiana specializes in general and bariatric surgery techniques with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Our mission is to provide our patients with a compassionate and comprehensive surgery program. Dr. Ray guides this pre-operative and post-op program to ensure successful outcomes.

Our results have been published and presented in international meetings and we have been recognized as being among the best programs in the country for gastric banding. The Center for Advanced and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery provides patients with all the information needed to make a knowledgeable and informed decision. Contact our courteous staff today or view our bariatric surgery online seminar to learn more about weight loss surgery options! Learn More →


About Lap-Band

Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Banding or Lap Band was first introduced in 1993. It became FDA approved in the United States in 2001. It is now the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in the world.

Lap Banding involves placing a small ring or band around the top of the stomach. This is done with a laparoscope through small incisions. The band is attached to a catheter which leads to a port. The port is sewn to the muscle wall and is below the skin.Learn More →

LAP-BAND as seen on Dr. Oz | 02-03-2014


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