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Gastric Banding (Lap Band)

Gastric Banding (Lap Band)

Overview


The surgeon uses laparoscopy (which involves small cuts in the belly) to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Squeezed by the silicone band, the stomach becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. 


After banding, the stomach can hold only about an ounce of food.A plastic tube runs from the silicone band to a device just under the skin. 


Saline (sterile salt water) can be injected or removed through the skin, flowing into or out of the silicone band. Injecting saline fills the band and makes it tighter. In this way, the band can be tightened or loosened as needed to reduce side effects and improve weight loss.

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