Adjustable Gastric Banding
LapBand: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
The Newest and Safest Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure
Approved by the FDA in 2001, Lap Bandآ® Surgery is the safest and least invasive bariatric surgery for weight-loss patients. The LapBandآ® is a small, inflatable belt placed around the upper portion of the patient’s stomach that functions to restrict the amount of food consumed, slow the emptying of food from the stomach, and provide a constant sensation of being “full.” Like our other weight-loss surgeries, Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive. Operating time is about 60 minutes and most patients are ready to leave the hospital the following day.
Gastric banding stomach reduction surgery functions by limiting the amount of food a patient can consume and delaying the emptying of the stomach to create the sensation of constantly being “full.”
On average, patients who undergo Lap Band surgery experience a 60% loss of excess weight.