An adjustable gastric band is also known as ‘lap band’. The procedure includes implantation of a soft silicone ring with a stretchable balloon in the center, around the top segment of the stomach.
Adjustable Gastric Band
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is one of the minimally invasive surgical processes available for the treatment of obesity. An adjustable gastric band is also known as ‘lap band’. The procedure includes implantation of a soft silicone ring with a stretchable balloon in the center, around the top segment of the stomach. As a result of this stomach effectively gets two compartments with a much smaller segment at the top of the band. Patient undergoing such treatment takes sufficient food only to fill the upper banded smaller part of the stomach. Over time after food intake, the food comes down to the larger portion of the stomach and gets digested. Excess weight loss, what has been reported in this treatment is ranging from 40 to 60%.
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