Adjustable Gastric Band

Adjustable Gastric Band (LapBand® and Realize® Band)

Adjustable Gastric Band, or LapBand®, Realize® Band, surgery is a laparoscopic procedure providing a way to limit food intake with minimum interference with the normal digestive process. By wrapping a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, the surgeon is able to create a small upper stomach pouch that is connected to the lower stomach through a narrowing created by the band itself.

The band effectively restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at a single meal. Food passes slowly from the upper to the lower stomach region and creates a fuller feeling longer. The Lap-Band can be easily adjusted after surgery according to how much weight the patient is losing.