Bariatric Surgery 3

Lap Band Surgery

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (Lap-Band)

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure is a purely restrictive surgical technique where a band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach. The band divides the stomach into two parts, one small and one larger. Once the stomach is divided into smaller sections, most patients feel full faster. The band is adjustable, so if the rate of weight loss is not acceptable, the band can be maneuvered accordingly.

Least Invasive

  • Least invasive surgical option
  • No intestinal rerouting
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
  • Small incisions and minimal scarring
  • Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period
  • Removable/reversable
  • Fewer risks and side effects

Tailored to You

  • Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal rate of weight-loss
  • Adjustments performed without additional surgery
  • Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened to accommodate increased nutritional needs

Potential Risks & Disadvantages

  • The access port may leak or twist, which can require an operation to correct the problem
  • Surgery may not provide the necessary feeling of satisfaction that one has had enough to eat
  • Band may move or slip

Learn more about Bariatric Surgery

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To contact The Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery, call 551-996-4424. 


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