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The Lap band is a silicone device to be placed around the upper portion of the stomach for the treatment of the obesity.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a restrictive type of bariatric surgery.

The inflatable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch via laparoscopic surgery. This slows and limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. This procedure induces control of hunger related hormones resulting into satisfaction even after little food.

The band is fully adjustable.

The surgical procedure helps in the reduction of the excess weight up 60 to 70 %.

Weight loss achieved by this surgery helps to control obesity associated diseases.

The individual achieves sustained weight loss by choosing healthy food options and adopting healthy life style.

PROS and CONS

Pros

  • Malnutrition risk is low.
  • Adjustable and reversible
  • No stomach Stapling
  • No surgery related complication like leak and bleeding.

Cons

  • There will be Foreign body inside the body.
  • Slower initial weight loss
  • Band related complications like erosion, Infection, band slippage may require revision Surgery.
  • Inferior results as compare to other bariatric surgery.

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