My Weight Is Over: Lap Band Procedure
Use of the Laparoscopic Gastric Banding procedure (Lap-Band®, Realize™ Band) limits the amount of food the stomach can hold (restriction) by Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, placing an inflatable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. This surgery is done laparoscopically and is considered minimally invasive.
The surgeon will make a small tunnel behind the top of the stomach to guide the band through and wrap it around the upper part of the stomach. The band is then locked in place and connected by tubing to an access port that is placed beneath the skin. The band is adjustable and is filled with saline to create a new small stomach pouch above the larger part of the stomach. Adjustments of the band (or "fills") will start 6 weeks following surgery.
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly referred to as a 'a band', lap band or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to slow consumption of foods and thus the amount of food consumed.
The band is considered a "tool" which helps you achieve sustained weight loss by limiting how much you can eat, reducing your appetite and slowing digestion. Patients report feeling full and satisfied after a small amount of food, and not feeling excessively hungry most of the time.
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