Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND® Surgery)
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Patients typically lose 50 to 60 percent of excess body weight within three years.
During this laparoscopic procedure:
- Your surgeon places a silicone band around the top portion of the stomach, leaving a smaller pouch available for food.
- The band can be adjusted to regulate the amount of food restriction.
- If you decide you no longer want the band, surgeons can remove it.