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LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System

LAP-BAND VisualThe LAP-BAND® System is a powerful weight loss tool that can support you on the journey towards your life goals by helping you to eat less, yet feel satisfied. The name ”LAP-BAND” comes from the minimally invasive surgical technique used (laparoscopy). During the surgery, a silicone gastric band is placed around the top of the upper part of your stomach. This flexible band is adjustable by your physician – gradually helping you to lose and control your weight by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold at one time. After your surgery is complete, your physician will monitor your weight loss and adjust the band accordingly – either tightening or loosening the band to help keep your results on track.

LAP-BAND VisualAdjusting the band is a fairly simple procedure, and can be done in your physician’s office. Please keep in mind that the decision to use the LAP-BAND® System is only part of your successful transformation. To truly achieve your goals requires a total lifestyle commitment, including a nutritious diet, exercise and the support of family, friends and an experienced LAP-BAND® System medical team.

Weight Loss Surgery Common questions regarding the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System. Use the BMI calculator to determine if the LAP-BAND System is right for you.Use the BMI calculator to determine if the LAP-BAND System is right for you. .