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How does laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) work?

Curtis L. Peery, MD
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding works only when the band is properly adjusted and this requires close follow up with your weight loss team. When the band is adjusted properly the patient will experience a sensation of fullness that lasts for hours even though they have only eaten a small healthy meal. The meal is typically measured at about ½ cup of food.

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