Adjustable Gastric BandCompare
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, also known as lap band surgery, is a restrictive procedure that reduces the capacity of the stomach. This form of bariatric surgery also slows the rate at which food passes from the stomach to the intestines, facilitating overall weight loss.
How Lap Band Surgery is Performed
Lap band surgery is performed by placing a small, adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small gastric pouch. The band limits the amount of food consumed and slows the process of food from the stomach into the intestines. Because the feeling of satisfaction and fullness are experienced with just a little amount of food or drink, the reduction of calories results in a dramatic and fast weight loss.
A unique aspect of lap band surgery is that the amount of restriction on the stomach is fully adjustable by filling the band with saline. The band is filled through a small access port left in the abdomen.
- No dumping syndrome
- This procedure is reversible
- The stomach and intestinal tract are left fully in place
- Feeling of satisfaction with decreased food intake
- Lowest rate of surgical complications
- Requires regular ongoing adjustments
- Some individuals experience persistent reflux
- In some instances, the band may slip from its original position and require an adjustment
- Infections at the site of the port
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