Lap Band Surgery
What is Lap Band Surgery?
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called the Lap Band, is an inflatable silicone band device surgically placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity. The procedure portions off the upper stomach “pouch”—about the size of an egg—limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold, thereby reducing calories consumed, while maintaining early fullness with smaller portion meals. This helps accelerates your weight loss. As you progressively lose weight, the Lap Band can be adjusted like a “Belt” to maintain your weight loss. Lap Band surgery is a safe and effective weight-loss procedure that is less invasive than other bariatric operations which requires “cutting” the stomach or small intestines.