Adjustable Gastric Banding
Gastric banding involves placing an adjustable band around the upper portion of the stomach. This restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold.
The LAP-BAND® System is the only surgical weight-loss option that’s adjustable and reversible. During a minimally-invasive surgery, a surgeon inserts the adjustable band and wraps it around the patient’s stomach – much like a wristwatch.
The band reduces the stomach’s capacity and restricts the amount of food a patient can consume at one time – without cutting or stapling the stomach or bypassing normal digestion.