What is a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) Surgery?
During a Lap-Band surgery, the surgeon will place a silicone band around the top of your stomach to create a small pouch and to limit how much food can go into your stomach. This band is attached to a port that is placed under the skin. The port allows the band to be adjusted as needed to help you feel full with a small amount of food. This procedure is done laparoscopically using small incisions, meaning you may experience less pain and shorter recovery time.
What are the risks of a Lap-Band surgery?
Every surgery poses possible risks and complications. Possible risks with a Lap-Band surgery include:
- Band slippage
- Band erosion
- Port/tubing issues
- Esophageal dilation.
What are the benefits of Lap-Band surgery?
Weight loss surgery can improve or resolve many health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and high cholesterol. You’ll also gain the freedom to become an active, healthy participant in life rather than an onlooker.
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