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Kunkel Surgical Group's
LAP-BAND® Program

Kunkel Surgical Group is proud to offer LAP-BAND® gastric banding for patients struggling with significant weight issues. Our team of LAP-BAND® specialists looks forward to discussing whether this exciting program is right for you.

What is the LAP-BAND® Program?

For the millions who wage a daily battle against obesity, LAP-BAND® represents a revolutionary yet simple and minimally invasive solution for healthy weight loss. Safe and FDA approved, LAP-BAND® reduces the stomach’s capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Our LAP-BAND® program is designed to support positive long-term dietary and lifestyle changes and has offered hope to hundreds of patients who report lasting satisfaction with the results.

LAP-BAND as Compared
with Gastric Bypass

LAP-BAND® is an adjustable band placed surgi-
cally around the upper part of the stomach, like a
belt (does not require stomach to be cut or intes-
tines to be rerouted)
LAP-BAND® can be periodically and easily adjusted to meet your weight loss goals
LAP-BAND® is reversible
LAP-BAND® has a lower risk of complications

How does our program
help people who are overweight?

After surgery, LAP-BAND® patients feel satisfied sooner, stay full longer and eat less. To complement dietary and lifestyle changes adopted during the program, your doctor can adjust the LAP-BAND® to help you meet your goals of losing weight and keeping it off for the long term.



Our premier LAP-BAND® team is fully certified in this unique program.

  • J. Bret DeLone, MD, FACS

    J. Bret DeLone, MD, FACS

    Dr. DeLone joined KSG in 1990. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery, including hernia repairs and abdominal surgeries. With his long-term interest in weight-loss surgery, Dr. DeLone recently underwent Allergan, Inc. TOTAL CARE® training. Dr. DeLone currently has a radio news talk/show on WHP 580 called “Medical Matters.”

  • Richard L. Griffiths, DO

    Richard L. Griffiths, DO

    Dr. Griffiths, in private surgical practice in the Harrisburg area since 2004, joined Kunkel Surgical Group in 2011. His interest in bariatric surgery developed during his residency, and he now spearheads the KSG program. Dr. Griffiths has participated in the TOTAL CARE® training provided by Allergan, Inc., and is a certified LAP-BAND® physician.

  • Paul A. Kunkel, MD, FACS

    Paul A. Kunkel, MD, FACS

    Following in the footsteps of his family, Dr. Kunkel joined KSG in 1993. He has a special interest in laparoscopic procedures, including hernias and anti-reflux surgeries. A certified LAP-BAND® physician, Dr. Kunkel has received TOTAL CARE® training from Allergan, Inc.

  • Kacy Walker, RN-BC

    Kacy Walker, RN-BC

    Kacy joined Kunkel Surgical Group in July, 2012, and is the coordinator for the LAP-BAND® program. She attended TOTAL CARE® training sessions conducted by Allergan, Inc., and is a certified LAP-BAND® practitioner. Kacy also holds a board certification in cardiovascular nursing.

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Are You a Candidate?

The LAP-BAND program is suitable for individuals who meet certain criteria based on BMI or other factors. Learn more.

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Kunkel Surgical Group

Kacy Walker, RN-BC LAP-BAND Program Coordinator
890 Poplar Church Road,
Suite 210
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-761-7244, Ext. 7 717-761-2055 (fax) Get Directions