What is Adjustable Gastric Banding?

The adjustable gastric band facilitates weight loss by utilizing restriction, significantly reducing the size of the stomach to restrict food intake. An adjustable gastric band can be adjusted, via a quick and painless outpatient procedure, to achieve a sustained feeling of fullness after eating only a small amount of food. The band can be tightened or loosened over time to assist you in achieving optimal weight loss. The band can be removed if medically necessary.

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About gastric banding

Adjustable Gastric Banding

How long does Lap Band Surgery take?

Gastric banding surgery usually takes about an hour to perform through small incisions. Patients typically stay overnight for observation.

What happens after Lap Band Surgery?

Excess weight loss
Gastric banding patients typically lose 50% of their excess weight in the first two years of surgery.

Health benefits
Studies found that gastric banding:

  • Resolved Type II diabetes up to 70% of patients within two years of having surgery
  • Resolved high blood pressure in 38.4% of patients
  • Improved high cholesterol in 78.3% of patients

Quality of life
Many gastric banding patients who have significant weight loss experience:

  • Improved overall quality of life
  • Improved physical functioning and appearance
  • Improved social and economic opportunities

Lap Band recovery process

The Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss team will advise you when to resume normal activities and when to return to work. You are encouraged to take two to three weeks away from work. You will need this time to focus on a new way to eat and get accustomed to a new way of life. 


Lap Band Total Care Program
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