A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly known as a lap band, is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure for the treatment of severe obesity. It works by helping you to limit your food intake and supports a long term, sustainable weight loss. After the lap band surgery, the person feels full sooner, eats smaller portions, and loses weight overtime.
The lap band surgery is performed using small surgical incisions (portals) and long shafted narrow instruments. The surgery involves placement of an inflatable silicone band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold only a small amount of food.
Lap band surgery offers the following benefits:
Lap band surgery results in improved weight loss and obesity related health issues. With lap band surgery, patients can expect a gradual but steady weight loss. Your obesity surgeon can adjust the band if the rate of weight loss is not acceptable or if you have problems with the band.