Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®) is a device surgically applied to the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food entering the stomach.
Using a minimally invasive approach, five (5) small incisions are made to allow for surgical instruments to be introduced into the abdominal cavity.
The band can be tightened or loosened over time to change the passage’s size.
The goal is to allow people to lose weight by feeling fuller faster and to reduce or resolve health conditions associated with being overweight or obese, otherwise known as comorbidities.
Patients are advised to have a healthful diet and an active lifestyle.
On average, patients lose 1-2 pounds per week over a 2-3 year period.