Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band)

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, also known as the Lap-Band, involves placing an inflatable balloon-type device around the upper portion of the stomach. This device is connected to a port placed underneath the skin that allows inflation or deflation of the band.

The Lap-Band is adjusted by adding water to the port every eight weeks in the first year until a steady rate of weight loss is established.

Expert supervision and care in the management of Lap-Band adjustments is crucial for proper weight loss and band maintenance to avoid band-related complications.

Lap-Band Highlights

  • The Lap-Band helps train you to eat slower and chew more.
  • The Lap-Bend offers the least operative risk among the bariatric procedures
  • The ideal patient is one who is a volume eater and not a "sweet" eater or drinker.
  • A lack of expert guidance or supervision is a major reason why individuals fail to lose weight with the Lap-Band.

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