Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery
The laparoscopic adjustable band (Lap-Band/Realize Band) is a silicone-inflatable band that is laparoscopically placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. The band is connected to a small port implanted under the skin. By injecting saline into the port, the surgeon can regulate the amount food you can tolerate. Adjustments are made 3-5 times in the first year.
The benefits from the Lap-Band and Realize Band are:
- A sense of feeling full sooner, assisting the limitation of food intake.
- A slower emptying of food into the digestive system, allowing you to feel full for hours after eating a meal.
- The ability to loosen or tighten the band according to your needs.
The Lap-Band and Realize Band are known in the medical industry as LAGBs - laparoscopic gastric banding devices.
Lap-Band Surgery at Alta Bates Summit
Please give us a call at (510) 869-8972 or send an email to ABSMCWeight@Sutterhealth.org if you have any questions or would like to come to one of our upcoming introductory seminars to learn more about any of our weight loss surgery options.
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