Lap Band Surgery (Adjustable Gastric Banding)
- Q What is gastric band surgery?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe adjustable gastric band (Lap Band) causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold at one time. The surgeon places an inflatable band around the top of the stomach. The band sections off a small pouch toward the... Full Answer
- Q What is the LAP-BAND procedure?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryLaparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Banding) for weight loss is a less invasive and less dangerous technique than gastric bypass surgery that restricts the size of the stomach but does not limit absorption of nutrients. It was introduced... Full Answer