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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