Adjustable Gastric Banding

Lap BandAdjustable gastric banding is the least invasive, most reversible surgical option, and in many cases can be performed with the daVinci ® Surgical System (or robotics) in addition to the laparoscopic option. A restrictive band is placed around the upper part of the stomach so a patient feels full after just a few bites. The band size can be adjusted to be more or less restrictive according to the patient’s need.

Key information:

  • most procedures are done laparoscopically on an outpatient basis.
  • patients can usually return home the day of surgery or the next morning.
  • gastric band surgery improves many of the health conditions associated with extra body weight.
  • Realize Bandthe average weight reduction is 40 to 50 percent of excess body weight over two to three years.
  • the gastric banding procedure is reversible – the band can be removed if complications arise.

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