Lap-Band

Lap-Band from New Image Bariatric Surgical Associates

By: New Image Bariatric Surgical Associates  09/23/2014
Keywords: bariatric surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band or Lap-Band is basically an inflatable ring/band that encircles the upper most part of the stomach and squeezes it into an hourglass shape. The band can be adjusted to permit food to pass through faster or slower. The upper compartment of the stomach, which has been created by the LapBandĀ®, is much smaller than the rest of the stomach. As such, it will fill up quickly and eliminate the feeling of hunger. One of the great advantages of the Lap-Band is that it is adjustable. This "adjustment" is done in the office and is effective immediately. While weight loss with the Lap-BandĀ® is slower than with a Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, it tends to continue over a longer period of time, often allowing for almost as much ultimate weight loss as the bypass does. Typically this surgery is an out-patient procedure with some patients returning to work in just a few days, and most everyone else in approximately one week.

Keywords: bariatric surgery, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Weight Loss Surgery

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