The Lap-Band®/Adjustable Gastric Band
The LAP-BAND ® system is and adjustable and reversible obesity surgery. It eliminates many of the risk of other obesity surgeries, such as gastric bypass or stomach stapling. Once implanted, the band can be tightened or loosened, via the balloon on its inner surface that can be inflated or deflated with saline. LAP-BAND ® adjustments are performed in an outpatient setting in a matter of minutes.
Advantages Minimal Trauma
Least invasive surgical option
No intestinal re-routing.
No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
Small incisions and minimal scarring
Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period.
Fewer Risks and Side Effects.
Significantly lower mortality risk than other obesity surgery procedures.
Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass.
Reduced risk of hair loss.
No “dumping syndrome” related to dietary intake restrictions
Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal, long-term weight-loss rate.
Adjustments performed without additional surgery.
Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened for increased nutritional needs
Removable at any time
Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions.
Effective Long-Term Weight loss
More than 160,000 LAP-BANDs placed worldwide
Standard of care for hundreds of surgeons around the world.
The LAP-BAND System is a simple yet innovative tool to help you achieve a healthier, happier life.
The Advanced Bariatric Institute, Reynosa, Mexico. Leaders in the weight-loss surgery field.