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Adjustable Lap-Band®

The Lap-Band is a silicone ring surgically placed around top of the stomach to reduce the amount of food consumed. It is one of the least invasive of all weight-loss surgery options and is reversible.

The placement of the band is a laparoscopic procedure, with small incisions made at various points on the abdomen. The band locks around the top portion of the stomach, creating a pouch that reduces the capacity of the stomach from around 6 cups to a half a cup. Creating this pouch allows a patient to consume less food and also reduces the rate of consumption, helping the patient to feel full with less food. A small port that connects to the band is placed under the skin of the abdomen.
Post-surgery, the lap-band is adjusted via injections of saline into the port, thereby tightening or loosening the band as needed. Adjustments are performed during follow up visits to the clinic.

Are you a candidate for an adjustable LAP-BAND?


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